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Metro fares set for a hike in 2017

Posted on December 9, 2016 in Panama

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AS PREDICTED by observers during the Martinelli administration, the Metro  revenues based on a 35 cent fare  are insufficient to guarantee the maintenance and operation of line 1.

Expenses for the operation of the first Metro line amount to $26 million a year, while passenger revenue until November 24 was $24.3 million

The Metro plans to raise ticket prices  in 2017.

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/metro-fares-set-hike-2017

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Metro fare hike meeting delayed

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Panama

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A PUBLIC meeting to discuss the proposed increase in Metro subway fares to ride the Metro has been put off until March.

Roberto Roy, president of the Metro board of directors of the Metro, said that it was decided to wait until March  as several aspects must still be defined before the increase is  presented to the public.

A study is being done to determine an appropriate increase and how it will be integrated with the Metro Bus.

The impact on Sonda, the company that handles the collection of the fares, also needs to be studied.

Luis Torres, representative of users of public transport, said that it is necessary to carry out this exercise as early as possible and with a broad participation of the population using the system.

He estimated that public transport users are not in a position  to pay much more to get to and from low paying jobs.

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/metro-fare-hike-meeting-delayed

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Panama Metro Master Plan Awarded

The consortium made up of two Japanese companies and one French company will develop the pre-feasibility study for the new metro master network, with emphasis on lines 4 and 5.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The consortium, called Nippon Koei Lac-Sytra, is made up of the Japanese companies Nippon Koei Co. Ltd and Nippon Koei LAC Inc, and the French company Sytra. 

See details of the contest for the "Master Plan for Panama Metro".

Elcapitalfinanciero.com reports that " ...The consortium scored the highest among the six consulting firms that were shortlisted from a group of 26 companies that initially had expressed an interest in taking part in this process.

"... The project, which will cost $150,000.00, will be financed by funds from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with which the Panama Metro signed a non-reimbursable technical cooperation agreement in April 2014."

The work consists in carrying out a pre-feasibility analysis of the New Master Metro Network of Panama, with emphasis on lines 4 and 5, based on demand estimates developed under the TRANUS system, updating the MPSA database in terms of physical, socio-economic and urban development variables in the different corridors that make up the network.

 

http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Panama_Metro_Master_Plan_Awarded

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Metro Advertising Awarded for $17 Million

The Metro de Panamá has awarded a contract to High Traffic Media for the development, commercialization and administration of an inventory of physical spaces on Line 1, for 10 years.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

From a statement issued by Metro de Panama:
 
The Panamanian outdoor advertising company High Traffic Media was eventually selected by the Panama Metro following the Best Value tender process for the "Development, commercialization and administration of the public exploitation of the inventory of physical spaces of Line 1 of the Panamanian Metro "N 2016-2-80-0-08-LV-000945 that aroused the interest of more than 10 local and international companies, for the award of a 10 year contract for the commercialization of advertising spaces that will be operated on an exclusive basis from mid-October of this year.
 
The total value of the contract that the operator (High Traffic Media) will pay to the Metro of Panama in 10 years, is in the sum of (USD /.  17,000,000.00) seventeen million dollars, paid on a yearly basis, a figure that does not include ITBMS
 
The contract for the development, commercialization and administration of the advertising exploitation of the physical space inventory of Line 1 of the Panama Metro includes the installation, maintenance and cleaning of all supports, equipment and / or installations associated with the contract.  In addition to placing a minimum of ten percent (10%) of digital innovation supports, installation and distribution throughout Line 1 of the material and advertising elements necessary for the proper operation of this media. 

 

http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Metro_Advertising_Awarded_for_17_Million

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Communications hitch  strands Metro users

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SECTIONS of the Panama Metro system were shut down for 40 minutes on Friday afternoon, January 19, stranding hundreds of passengers.

The suspension was caused by a failure of the communications between  El Ingenio station andSan Isidro. Partial service was offered between the Albrook and Fernández de Córdoba stations.

The Cinco de Mayo and the Lotteria stations  were  packed with users, desperate to get to their destinations, and the Mi Bus, company sent in extra buses to reduce congestion reports El Siglo,

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/communications-hitch-strands-metro-users

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Plans for the Panama Metro

The pre-feasibility study for the new master network includes estimates of future demand up to 2040, and recommendations on the location of stations for lines 2A, 4 and 5.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The study recommends starting with Line 2A, as this would complete Line 2 and would significantly ease the exchange at San Miguelito and Line 1, by giving users the opportunity to head to the city center through Ave. Ricardo corridor. J. Alfaro - Ave. Manuel Espinosa Batista (where it would interconnect with the L1 at the Iglesia del Carmen station) - Ave. Aquilino de la Guardia.

Consultant Nippon Koei Lac-Systra explained that after Line 2A, Line 5 should be given priority, "... starting from the Exhibition district (connecting with Line 1 at Sto.Tomás), connecting to Bella Visa and the entire banking area, along the corridor on Calle 50, with the areas of San Francisco and Parque Lefevre, continuing to Costa del Este and Santa María and connecting to Line 2 in El Crisol."

From a statement issued by Metro de Panama:

The Metro de Panamá, SA (MPSA) was the setting for the presentation of the final report of the pre-feasibility study for the New Master Network, which was carried out with the aim of making a preliminary analysis of the project, with emphasis on lines 2A, 4 and 5, based on demand estimates developed under the TRANUS system (software used to simulate land use and transport), updating the Metro database, in terms of physical, socioeconomic and urban development variables of the different corridors that make up the network.

See also: "More development for Western Panama" 

The results of this study are given within the framework of Technical Cooperation provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the Project to Support Line 2 of the Metro and in which general physical, socioeconomic urban and transport characterization was also carried out, of each of the corridors under study, to validate the preliminary layout and the location of the proposed stations for lines 2A, 4 and 5.

Read full release (in Spanish).

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Plans_for_the_Panama_Metro

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Over 3,000 items reach Metro lost and found

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Posted 25/02/2019
 
PERSONAL  documents ranging from ID cards to passports head the list of 3,182 objects that were left on Panama’s Metro trains between 2017 and 2018.

Lost items are temporarily held at the station where they were found before being transferred to Albrook station.  Items found, on trains are taken to terminal stations. during the commercial service. At the end of the day, they are taken to, the Albrook station. Owners have 30 days to claim their lost item.

Once this period has expired, the objects are sent to the Metro Administrative Office which has 5 working days to define its fate; either discard or destruction, refer to non-profit organizations or public institutions or Metro assets.

In the case of perishable objects (food, medicines, etc.), discarding occurs at the end of the commercial service of the Metro, so you only have the same day to claim it.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/over-3000-items-reach-metro-lost-and-found

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Panama Metro  “a toy” says Bogota mayor

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Posted 27/04/2019

Enrique Peñalosa  mayor of Bogotá,   questioned  , about the mass transportation system of the capital city of Colombia  compared to places like Panama  said."The Panama Metro is almost a toy compared to Transmilenio," during  a forum on the  economy "Transmilenio, for example, mobilizes more passengers  per hour sense than all the metros  in the world and mobilizes  four times more passengers per kilometer compared to the Panama Metro, "said Peñalosa,

Peñalosa was defending  the service provided by Transmilenio,  a system implemented by him in his first administration as mayor of Bogotá, between 1998 and 2000.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama-metro-a-toy-says-bogota-mayor

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Tender for Electricity for $23 million

The Panama Metro tenders the supply of energy and gauges, in the figure of Large Passive Customer of the Wholesale Electricity Market, for a period of 60 months.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Panama Government Purchase 2019-2-80-0-08-LP-002308:

"Metro de Panamá S.A. (MPSA) has detected that it can achieve significant savings in the line of expenditure for consumption of electricity purchased through distributors if it participates in the Wholesale Electricity Market as a Large Customer and to achieve this condition, it is necessary to carry out a public act of purchase of energy, so that producers with commercial operation or available to the office can offer a proper price, allowing MPSA to achieve the expected savings. For this purpose, MPSA seeks to contract energy for a 60-month period (5 years), from the date of commencement of supply under the figure of Large Passive Customer.

Within its proposal, the Contractor shall include the supply, certification, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the four (4) meters that comply with the requirements of the SMEC necessary to measure the energy required by MPSA in the points mentioned above during the term of this contract. MPSA's facilities already have current transformers (CT's) and potential transformers (PT's) with SMEC specifications."

Reference value: $ 22,528,320.

Deadline for receipt of tenders: June 17, 2019.

See tender.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Tender_for_Electricity_for_23_million

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Human rights officers check Metro for disabled

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Posted 09/05/2019

Human rights officers of Panama’s  Ombudsman's Office toured the facilities of lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro on Thursday morning  May 9 to check facilities for people with disabilities.

They were there to verify issues related to the status of the elevators, and escalators and the presence or absence of personnel that should be designed to help the person with some type of disability.  

According to the human rights officers, the inspection followed the complaints received by users of the transportation system.  

During the tour, the officials said they could verify that an elevator at the San Isidro and  an escalator at the Los Andes station   do not work
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/human-rights-officers-check-metro-for-disabled

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