The new segregated routes are part of the National Mobility Plan and will be fully enabled by the end of September.
Increase the speed of public transport buses, thereby increasing the frequency of services and reducing travel times and passenger exposure. This is the main purpose of the enablement of Solo Buses Tracks that is being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT), within the framework of the National Mobility Plan. It is 109 kilometers of Solo Bus Tracks in 18 areas of the Metropolitan Region.
“The National Mobility Plan seeks to deliver safe spaces for people to have more travel options and reduce crowds as areas begin to move to other stages of deconfining. One of the key measures is the implementation of these segregated tracks, which allow to significantly improve the operation of public transport and increase the supply of buses, by allowing them to increase their speed by 18% and finish their routes in less time. We are working with a sense of urgency and hope that we can implement these tracks in a couple of months”, reported the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt.
“During the next year the second stage will begin, which considers the installation of audit chambers and a better standard and accessibility of whereabouts.”
The tracks of the Irarrázaval, Francisco Bilbao, Los Conquistadores and Antonio Varas axes are already operational. The latter, in the commune of Auñoa, was enabled at the beginning of this week and on Sunday the work will be delivered on the same axis, in Providencia. In this way, at the end of this week there will be a total of 18.5 kilometers of new roads of this type and by the end of September the whole plan will be executed. Enabling these pathways involves the demarcation and implementation of signals. During the next year the second stage will begin, which considers the installation of audit chambers and a better standard and accessibility of whereabouts.
Metropolitan Public Transport Director Fernando Saka called on motorists to respect the measure “This measure is key to the prioritization of public transport and we invite everyone to respect and comply with it, as it also benefits emergency vehicles. These new Solo Bus tracks will add to the 332 kilometers of existing priority tracks. With this implementation, the capital will have 441 kilometers of segregated tracks, between Solo Bus tracks, exclusive roads and corridors”Said.