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Yep, a pretty nice resort! We didn't ask for the room, just got it. :P Makes sense that more people want the ocean view.

Yeah the bus we rode playing music was operated by Turicun. I am not sure what company operated the crappy bus we took back to the hotel but it was pretty bad.

They were driving that thing hard, definitely some sort of truck chassis - rode like a school bus. And they drove with the doors open at 80km/h or higher. So much for interlock or safety!

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Yep, a pretty nice resort! We didn't ask for the room, just got it. :P Makes sense that more people want the ocean view.

Yeah the bus we rode playing music was operated by Turicun. I am not sure what company operated the crappy bus we took back to the hotel but it was pretty bad.

They were driving that thing hard, definitely some sort of truck chassis - rode like a school bus. And they drove with the doors open at 80km/h or higher. So much for interlock or safety!

I find that the routes that run from the Hotel zone into the poorer parts of Cancun. Those companies run the crappy buses which tend to have mostly hotel and shop workers from the hotel zones that need to run past the downtown bus terminal into the poorer parts of town.

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I just got back from a trip to Mexico. Tijuana has no US transit buses in their system. Juarez runs school buses and a BRT service that seems way overbuilt, but does cross the border into Downtown El Paso.

Did they end up buying a large amount of Asian buses? I know they were testing a few a couple years back.

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Last month I went on a 2 week road trip to Guanajuato, its too bad my first set of photos got deleted because my Micro SD was acting up, :( so many cool buses, oh well. I gotta be happy with what I got.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9541922912/in/photostream/

Transportation and Construction Work on site. A bus crane in Chihuahua. B) . Only in Mexico. I even saw a bus being used as a food truck & another one as an office.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9552571224/in/photostream/

The new Irizar I5 motorcoach buses recently replaced older buses used for the Metropolitano commuter bus services.

Leon is also testing a DINA articulated bus for its BRT service. I only got a small glimpse of it once, but wasnt able to photograph it or record it. Since they are only testing one unit, it is very rare to find. I tried for searching for it near the Mercado Aldama, but no luck. It started being tested a few months ago.

http://leon.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/441f143ff8b275f4ff9127f096fb7d47 ^_^

Also more transit buses in Leon are being equipped with LED headsigns.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9553517308/in/photostream/

This transit bus serves the state border adjacent cities of Gomez Palacio in Durango & Torreon in Coahuila.

In the city of Chihuahua they constructing a Bus Rapid Transit system similar to the ones currently in other Mexican cities. I have no pictures or info on this. I made it to Chihuahua at night.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9553442612/in/photostream/

TransCalido #236 in Aguascalientes during early morning traffic.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9550707719/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfs1988/9553495372/in/photostream/

Transportation for personnel of a workers union or something in the town of Cuencame, Durango.

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It's only natural that sooner or later all that influx of USA-made buses into Mexico would disappear eventually... the buses we loved so much now no longer meet emissions standards for TJ.

This is similar to the case of how the last VW Beetles (of the classic, 1930s design) were taken off the streets of Mexico City. Mexico was the last market to have made the VW Beetle Classic, the final cars being made in 2003.

~Ben

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20 hours ago, Flyer E902 said:

Would mexico city get the new flyer XT40 for its older trolleybus replacement?

DINA lists a trolleybus in their line, the Ridder E. I would imagine Mexico City would like to buy local. I mean, that would be like some Canadian system skipping over New Flyer to buy a Chinese Bus. Oh wait...:o

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23 hours ago, Flyer E902 said:

Would mexico city get the new flyer XT40 for its older trolleybus replacement?

No way they are paying that price for a new trolley bus.

Besides, their current fleet, while worn as you might expect from a transit fleet in a developing country in a city of 22m people, isn't that old.

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On 5/21/2016 at 6:42 PM, patfromigh said:

DINA lists a trolleybus in their line, the Ridder E. I would imagine Mexico City would like to buy local. I mean, that would be like some Canadian system skipping over New Flyer to buy a Chinese Bus. Oh wait...:o

Guadalajara has some as I seen pics of them. Not sure how many they have.

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https://nextcity.org/features/view/tijuana-public-transportation-bus-taxis-new-bus-rapid-transit

Here is a good article in English explaining Tijuana's new SITT (Sistema Integral de Transporte Tijuana). It talks about the new BRT with new stations and that the plan is to have SITT eventually replace the current bus system which some say is rather expensive and inefficient. What is also proposed are other routes that would offer BRT and some feeder routes. More routes will probably be added if they can work it out with the bus companies and SITT. This route will run on a schedule and should connect with San Ysidro or offer a short walk to it if you are connecting to San Diego. The new BRT (Ruta 1) will use Smart Cards, but there will be a cash payment option (for now). Light Rail is probably not going to happen, or not for a while as they first need to get the current system. I do know there is an empty rail line in Tijuana that connects to Tecate and other parts that could accommodate passenger rail service. The new Ruta 1 will run on a schedule and will use new buses that will run on Natural gas and perhaps Clean Diesel. If everything goes to plan, it should start service next month. Then again, some of the bus and taxi companies are not happy with SITT as it might ruin their business, but I think they will eventually adapt once the plan is to use SITT instead of the current system. . 

Maybe this is why the buses

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A lot of Latin American cities are trying to "regularize" their informal transit operations. Santiago, Bogota, and Panama City recently went through this. In those cities the authorities essentially bought some the independent bus operators into the new system and I suspect this will happen in Tijuana. 

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So, where is STE Mexico City going to put all these new trolleybuses? I don't comprehend Spanish, so I turned on closed captioned and put the settings on auto translate English for the following video. From what I understand the construction of a new elevated trolleybus line is already underway,

 

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