Argentina opens new BRT corridor in Buenos Aires
Argentine President Mauricio Macri opened a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Greater Buenos Aires, which cost a total of 800mn pesos (US$18mn).
The new 8.7km corridor runs along Avenida Calchaquí, connecting Quilmes, Florencio Varela and Berazategui districts in the southeast of the conurbation, the presidency’s office said in a release.
Exclusive lanes for buses were built on 5.5km of the avenue, while another 3.2km was repaved and improved.
According to documents from procurement website Contrat.ar, the construction contract was awarded to Construmex.
The new corridor is expected to benefit 250,000 people.
This is the fifth BRT corridor to be inaugurated in Greater Buenos Aires, while two others are expected to be finished this year.
Aside from this, another 10 corridors have been opened across the country, including two in Santa Fe province, one in Neuquén and rest in the capital, with the first being opened when Macri was mayor in 2011, the transport ministry said in a separate release.
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