TBY talks to Rodolfo Guadalajara, General Director, SITEUR, on the sector.

Rodolfo Guadalajara

What will be the impact of line three of the mass transit system on Guadalajara's urban development?

The project was designed in an integral way as a 21km train line crossing Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque, the three most populated municipalities of Jalisco. The subway will take the place of buses and Avenida Alcalde will became a pedestrian walkway and tourist attraction. The University of Guadalajara presented a project called Huellas Metropolitanas (Metropolitan footprints), a real estate development linked to transport lines that indicates the areas close to mass transportation where an urban development with redensification may appear.

How does SITEUR help improve air quality in Guadalajara?

The studies for Line 3 say that it will take 10,000 vehicles per year off the road, the equivalent of 17,000 tons of CO2. We are the first electric transport system in Latin America generated by wind energy and will supply line three with green energy.

What are your goals for 2018?

We want SITEUR to be 100% operational as an integral system through the prepaid system and to complete the convergence between bicycles and mass transportation. Finally, we want to reorder the public system into a feeder system for mass transport with the very specific model the city requires.