A tender by NR TEC including GOAL SYSTEMS technology has been selected as the winner for an initiative by the government of Querétaro for its integrated transportation system, which will address the city's mobility needs.
Querétaro's metropolitan area currently spans 107 square kilometers, with roughly 400,000 vehicles, 1500 of which are for urban mass transit, meeting a demand of 700,000 users and traveling 244 kilometers per unit per day.
The integrated public transportation system will involve installing a major corridor with an exclusive use lane and intermediate stations and terminals from which the corridor's routes will depart for the major destinations, operated with "standard" buses, with feeder routes from the neighborhoods surrounding the nearest station and auxiliary routes that will connect to other destinations in the metropolitan area. The initiative's main objectives will include purchasing low-floor buses, optimizing and regulating schedules, and implementing exclusive use lanes, pre-payment system, main arteries, and satellite monitoring of units in order to guarantee service.
By optimizing the transportation network, the initiative plans to reduce the number of buses by 27%, decrease the distance traveled from 133 million km to 80 million km, and save 17 million liters of diesel fuel over this period of time.
GoalBus® will be used for creating schedules, adjusting supply to meet demand, optimizing the fleet of buses, simulating and redesigning the routes across the metropolitan Querétaro area, including the metropolitan artery, the auxiliary routes and the feeder routes.
This entire innovative process will be referred to as the Q Network, which will include all of the plans for the Restructuring Program for the Metropolitan Querétaro Public Transportation System.