AMA routes restructured to feed into urban train

- Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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Puerto Rico's metropolitan bus authority (AMA) has revamped bus routes to feed into the new metropolitan rapid transit rail system, dubbed the urban train, local press reported.

The idea is for the bus system to bring people from their homes to one of the 16 stops along the urban train line, encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home and use public transport.

The urban train's 17km trunk line was inaugurated mid-December 2004. It was built by Siemens and cost more than US$2.1bn, making it Puerto Rico's largest infrastructure project.

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Puerto Rico's transportation and public works department (DTOP) estimates that more than 115,000 people/d will use the service.

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