Panama Launches "Metro Bus" System

Central America Data - The first contract for "Metro Bus", a new transportation system, will be awarded on March 29th, 2010.

This project will renew the current bus fleet with air conditioned, high capacity vehicles, but will commence with existing 'Red Devil' buses ("Diablos Rojos").
Demetrio Papadimitriu, presidential minister, remarked that the system "... will feature a 'one ticket system', using rechargeable cards", reports "Routes will be reorganized, reducing those long wait queues at bust stops, and guaranteeing bus frequencies".