THE AGREEMENT WILL LAST FOR 5 YEARS
Colombiabus newsroom – EMT Madrid
The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid has been chosen by two of the most recent zonal operators of the Transmilenio system, to provide technical assistance in improving the passenger transport network in the Colombian capital. The collaboration agreement with the two concessionaires will have a minimum duration of 5 years, and may be extended to 15 years, the same time horizon that the concession lasts for each consortium.
EMT is expanding its participation in mobility projects at an international level, contributing its specialized knowledge through the promotion of its consulting activity. Collaboration in international projects is a commitment to business diversification within EMT and the enhancement of all the knowledge and experience of the organization. Currently, EMT leads different European research projects on sustainable mobility and participates in international networks of Dialogue and exchange of knowledge on intelligent transport technologies and sustainable urban planning.
EMT will provide support to the operators Mueve Fontibón and Mueve Usme, which have the capacity to mobilize more than 140,000 passengers per day within the zonal component of Transmilenio, in towns located to the west and south-east of Bogotá, respectively. The consultancy will be focused on residential areas in the areas of influence of its portals and will include 10 routes, with a fleet of 410 electric buses, both 80-passenger standards and 50-occupant buses.
On February 14, the official start-up of the Mueve Fontibón operator was carried out, which received 89 buses and 83 registers, in an event that was attended by the Mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López; the Secretary of Mobility, Felipe Ramírez, the Manager of Transmilenio, Álvaro Rengifo. Also present at the delivery were representatives from EnelX, which developed the recharging infrastructure at the terminal known as Patio Desk; BYD as supplier of the chassis, Busscar from Colombia that built the bodies and media.
EMT will provide technical support in aspects such as defining the operational structure, identifying the needs of computer resources, optimizing the planning of the fleet’s service charts, reviewing environmental management procedures and assistance with user information systems. EMT will assist in the design of maintenance plans and will define the necessary reserves, which guarantee compliance and the availability of the fleet to provide an adequate mobilization of passengers in the areas of influence of each concessionaire.
During the operation phase of the concession, EMT will provide permanent support throughout the technical assistance contract in the development of operational solutions for compliance with the service levels established by Transmilenio. The collaboration will also focus on monitoring and optimizing the planning, scheduling and maintenance procedures established at the start of the operation. Finally, the company will certify quarterly compliance with the obligations of the technical assistance contract.
To carry out these works, EMT will collaborate with the personnel currently located in Peru and who are the Technical Manager of Transvial Lima, operator of the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system in the Peruvian capital.