This week, President Sebastian Piñera, together with Minister Gloriom Hutt, announced the change of name Transantiago. His new identity is now the "Metropolitan Mobility Network" (RED). The idea is to give new impetus to public transport, with the introduction of more electric buses, among other measures.
Outside the capital, the first town in the country to repeat this new model will be Valparaíso. This inclusion will take place gradually. This is confirmed by the Traffic Undersecretary, José Luis Domínguez. He stressed that "it is essential to have a system that is effective, safe, high quality and that gives peace and security to people who use it daily in all cities of the country."
Reforms for metro Valparaíso
Dominguez said that "in April will be able to report which regions will be added to the model," although El Mercurio reports that Port City will be one of the first to benefit, with a number of improvements that point to it. raising the quality of service.
Finally, the undersecretary stated that "we are analyzing the integration of new bus lines into Metro Valparaíso, trolley buses or lifts, as it already exists, but in a limited way, through a unique card payment system, thereby improving the interaction of Puerto City," he explained .