TONS PER YEAR
amount of carbon dioxide emissions that will be eliminated through Guadalajara's Macrobus project
Source: Center for Sustainable Transport Mexico
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, with 1.6 million people. Located in the state of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila and mariachi music, the densely populated city is also a high-tech center of infrastructure, electronics and business.
Building on its success in Mexico City, CTS-México, an EMBARQ Network member, has opened a branch office in Guadalajara. The office will support the city’s Macrobús project, a 16-kilometer bus rapid transit line on Calzada Independencia, one of the most important arteries in the city. The new line, scheduled to open in early 2009, is expected to move 130,000 to 170,000 passengers per day, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 36,000 tons per year. Already the city has broken ground on the corridor, purchased new buses, and negotiated with the operators who will be running the system.