Authorities of the State of Mexico and the capital of the country signed a collaboration agreement to build the Chalco-Santa Martha Trolleybus Corridor, which will be the first metropolitan system of its kind.
“Given the demand for travel in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, it is necessary to develop transportation alternatives that offer an efficient, safe, agile and quality service that allows reducing generalized travel costs, as well as reducing travel times”, according to the Official Gazette of Mexico City.
According to the document, this new infrastructure work obeys the Development Plan of the State of Mexico 2017-2023, as well as the Government Program 2019-2024 of the city; both establish the need to promote public policies that guarantee better urban mobility, where travel times are reduced and comfortable and safe trips are generated.
The project consists of implementing an electric passenger transport system from the municipality of Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias to the Santa Martha Modal Transfer Center (Cetram) in the Iztapalapa city hall, with a length of 18.5 kilometers.
Both entities will take advantage of the right of way in a section of approximately 11.07 kilometers of the Mexico-Puebla highway, including its airspace. The section will be necessary for the new metropolitan electric trolleybuses to operate.
It will also have a junction with Metro Line A and with the Elevado Ermita-Iztapalapa Trolleybus, which provides for an elevated section from Santa Martha to Eje 10 Sur and a section through the central surface of the Mexico-Puebla Highway.
Regarding the construction process, the Official Gazette of the capital reported that the Mexican authorities will carry out the development of the executive project, as well as the feasibility, technical, economic, financial studies and other complementary studies that allow execution.
“It undertakes to carry out all the procedures and procedures before the corresponding government authorities, which are required in accordance with the applicable legislation in order to obtain authorization to use the right-of-way of the federal highway,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, the capital government will not assume any cost related to construction, who will manage the bidding and execution of public works will be the Mexican authority.