Mexico provides update on US$460mn Jalisco BRT corridor

05/05/2021

Source: BNamericas

Transport authorities in Mexico’s Jalisco state still have some pending contracts to award before completing the estimated 9.4bn-peso bus rapid transit (BRT) system known as Mi Macro Periférico, or Peribús, which is intended to connect four municipalities of Guadalajara.

The project, on which works began in November 2019, does not have an estimated completion date at present, but authorities continue to supervise some of the contracts awarded and expect to tender new ones soon, the state infrastructure and public works ministry (SIOP) said in response to a transparency request filed by BNamericas. 

“As regard the completion date, we’d like to add that not all the works that are included in this project have been awarded yet, so this information is not available. Although the general construction unit indeed has plans to launch the works, once all the contracts are assigned we will be able to estimate a completion date,” the ministry said.

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Mexico’s auto production and exports drop sharply, battered by Ford

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11/06/19 – Reuters

By Julia Love and Sharay Angulo

Mexico’s auto production and exports fell sharply in October compared with the same month last year as production from U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co ground to a halt, according to data from the national statistics agency INEGI.

Auto production declined 16.35%, while exports dropped 19.52%, the data showed.

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Mexican National Guard to Crack Down on Uber as Drug War Rages

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10/30/19 – Bloomberg

By Andrea Navarro

Mexico’s militarized police force, already grappling with a surge in drug violence and immigration, has a new mission: to stop people from hailing an Uber at airports.

The Mexican National Guard has been charged with conducting sting operations at the country’s 56 airports to make sure that only taxis with a federal permit are allowed to load passengers, according to a statement by the Ministry. The operation comes after the Ministry met with the nation’s taxi association, and will include government communications and transportation officials.

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Record Year at Pharr Bridge

 

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10/21/19 – The Monitor

By Mitchell Ferman

The lines at the bridge lasted more than 10 hours at times. “It was bad,” Martin Arteaga said in early April, after crossing a load of bell peppers over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in his truck from Mexico.

It was the beginning of a slog of a spring at the Pharr bridge, when trucks and passenger vehicles sat on the 3.2-mile span in jammed lines that President Donald Trump threatened to close at the border in late March. Not long after, hundreds of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were reassigned from ports of entry to assist Border Patrol agents with immigration duties.

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Fourth Annual “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” Conference

A truck of the Mexican company Olympics bearing Mexican and U.S. flags approaches the border crossing into the U.S., in LaredoWHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WHERE: 6th Floor Auditorium, Wilson Center

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The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance are pleased to invite you to our fourth annual high-level “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis will be put on a cooperative bilateral framework, border and transportation infrastructure, binational economic development, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

      

Confirmed Speakers*

Governor Doug Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona

Senator John Cornyn, Texas Majority Whip and Charmain, Subcomittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness

Commissioner (Acting) Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Congressman Henry Cuellar, (TX- 28)

Alan Bersin, Global Fellow, Wilson Center & Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Russell Jones, Chairman, Border Trade Alliance

Michael C. Camuñez, President & CEO, ManattJones Global Strategies & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration

Carlos Marin, CEO, Ambiotec Group, Board Member, United Brownsville

Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director, Mexico Institute

Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute

* A detailed agenda and additional speakers will be added 

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U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

07/25/2016 Reuters

airplane.jpgThe United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday.

It said the two countries exchanged diplomatic notes Friday to bring the agreement into effect after four years of talks. The final approval was announced by the White House during Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit the same day to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce

08/22/14 The Washington Post

Latitudes Press.Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk.

The same goes for limes from Michoacan, sorghum from Tamaulipas, shrimp from Sinaloa.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday announced the inauguration of a new police unit intended to protect the production chain and take on other unorthodox assignments.

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Mexico becoming Nissan’s export hub for Americas: CEO

Reuters, 11/12/2013

autosNissan Motor Co Ltd  will build 1 million cars in Mexico by 2016, cementing the country’s position as the export hub for the Japanese automaker in the Americas, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters as he inaugurated a $2 billion plant.

Most of the cars from the new plant in Aguascalientes in central Mexico will be sent by rail to destinations throughout North and South America. A staff of 3,000 in the light, airy plant filled with rows of shiny yellow robots will produce one car every 38 seconds, in partnership with Nissan’s other Aguascalientes plant.

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President of Mexico outlines plan to rejuvenate passenger rail service

Train Tracks by HeraldicosThe Washington Post, 2/5/2013

Mexico’s 19th-century leaders spent lavishly to bring the railroad to their young republic, eager to show the world that they were building a modern, technologically advanced nation. More than 100 years and a few upheavals later, with Mexico’s economy barreling forward but its pride in need of a boost, new President Enrique Peña Nieto has outlined a grand vision to showcase the country’s renewed prosperity and engineering might. He’ll make the trains run again.

Peña Nieto surprised many at his Dec. 1 inauguration when he announced a multibillion-dollar plan to restore passenger rail service in Mexico, nearly 15 years after his own Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) finished dismantling it.

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New bridge in Mexico loaded with big dreams

The Washington Post, 1/28/12

High in the wicked folds of the western Sierra Madre, Mexican transportation officials have launched one of the most ambitious road-building projects in history — an experiment in social engineering as much as a structural one.

Across a landscape of yawning ravines and sheer-sided ridges so rugged that locals call it el Espinazo del Diablo — the Devil’s Backbone — the Mexican government is laying down a $1.5 billion “superhighway” that promises to exorcise centuries of isolation and bring an economic boom to one of the country’s poorest and most troubled regions.

When the 140-mile toll road opens as soon as late 2012, it will cut drive time between the interior city of Durango and the Pacific port at Mazatlan from seven hours to 21 / 2, conquering the Sierra’s unholy topography with 62 tunnels and 135 bridges.

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