Mexico
Press Release

Nuño Lara appoints the new Head of the Rail Transport Regulatory Agency

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Statement from the infrastructure, communications and transport ministry (SICT)

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  • By agreement of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the now head of the ARTF, Evaristo Iván Ángeles Zermeño, took protest.
  • The railway sector is dynamic and requires adequate leadership, since it plays a determining role in the country's development, he stated.

By agreement of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Head of Office of the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT), Jorge Nuño Lara, appointed Evaristo Iván Ángeles Zermeño as the new Head of the Rail Transport Regulatory Agency ( ARTF).

During the swearing-in ceremony, Nuño Lara affirmed that the railway sector is dynamic and requires adequate management, since it plays a determining role in the economic and social development of our country.

“The present Administration, under the mandate of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, works permanently on the development of the railway infrastructure, a necessary condition to increase the competitiveness and productivity of companies, which require efficient intra- and intermodal connectivity, the ability to meet the demand, as well as travel times, by strengthening this infrastructure to provide accessible and quality services to users”, he added.

The Dispatch Manager said that the coordinated work between the ARTF and the Undersecretary of Infrastructure is fundamental, because the work is arduous, but he is confident that the result will be satisfactory with the arrival of the new head of the ARTF.

Evaristo Iván Ángeles Zermeño, is a lawyer from the Faculty of Higher Studies Aragón UNAM and has a Master's Degree in Law, specializing in Amparo Trial from the Technological University of Mexico and more than 14 years of experience in railway legal matters.

He began his professional career as head of the Department of Infrastructure of the Suburban Railway, in the General Directorate of Railway and Multimodal Transport, performing tasks of implementation and monitoring of contracting procedures for public works and services related to Railway Infrastructure Projects such as railway bypasses, bridges international, railway confinements, among others.

Later, he served as deputy director of Border Bridges and Railway Bypasses, coordinating the implementation of railway infrastructure projects; as well as the granting of Concession Titles and Assignments in projects such as the Coahuila-Durango Line, the Durango Yard Relocation, the North Pacific Line, the Puebla-Cholula Tourist Train, the Celaya Railway Bypass, the Salamanca Railway Confinement, and the Matamoros-Brownsville International Bridge. .

Ángeles Zermeño, who replaces David Camacho Alcocer who was in office since April 2021, collaborated in the ARTF, first as director of Trials and Dispute Resolutions and finally as general director of Legal Affairs.

At the ARTF, he was responsible for establishing strategies to ensure the legality of the agency's legal acts and coordinated resolutions of dispute procedures arising between concessionaires, assignees and users; as well as to integrate the Investigative and Judging Commissions of Railway Accidents for their ruling.

Likewise, from June 2021 to date, he served as general director of Material Resources and General Services of the Ministry of Health; also serving as technical secretary in the Acquisitions, Leasing and Services Committee, as well as exercising the Presidency in the Subcommittee Reviewer of Calls of the Ministry of Health.

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