Mexico City’s Subway Appoints a New DirectorBy Lorenzo Núñez | Thu, 07/01/2021 - 16:28
Mexico City’s Subways has appointed Guillermo Calderón as their new Director, replacing Florencia Serranía, who received heavy criticism after Line 12’s collapse. In addition, Claudia Sheinbaum has confirmed that both Lines of Cablebus will begin operations in July.
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After two months from the tragic collapse of an overpass of the Mexico City subway, Mexico City´s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum named Guillermo Calderón as the new Director of the Metro Collective Transport System. Calderón will replace Florencia Serranía, former Director who received significant criticism after the collapse of the metro. In the first of three reports elaborated by DNV, experts found deformations and fractures in the beams that make up the concrete bridge, as well as in the bracing elements, in the webs of the three structures and in adjacent welds. The report also discovered a displacement of the beams, deficiencies in the applied welding method and in different types of concrete "presumably due to position by design of bolts and by modification in field conditions.” It was also found that the bolts did not comply with design indications since they still had the ceramic protection and that they were not equidistant from the beam.
Mexico City’s Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum met with members of the private sector belonging to the Real Estate Developers Association (ADI), the Corazon Capital Association, the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and the Mexican Business Council (Consejo Mexicano de Negocios) to discuss real estate development issues in Mexico´s capital.
Sheinbaum said there are fundamental issues in the construction sector that need to be addressed in order to reactivate social housing, particularly due to the economic situation the country is experiencing. In regards to the real estate sector, the head of government commented that the conversion of underutilized or unoccupied office buildings to housing and mixed uses was addressed.
In an effort to reactivate Mexico´s tourism industry through the promotion of investments and education programs, President López Obrador welcomed Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary of the World Tourism Organization (OMT) to discuss the tourism industry in Mexico.
Pololikashvili first arrived to Mexico along with members of the Organization of American States (OAS), to participate in the Fourth Special Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR), where they discussed issues related to the reactivation of tourism, through the promotion of investments and education for growth.
Mexico's Ministry of Tourism has indicated the start of two studies in San Luis Potosi that aim to provide a comprehensive vision of development for 2022-2040. Nearly twenty municipalities are likely to be developed in the short, medium, and long term. The state expects to generate and achieve annual economic revenue of nearly MX$130 billion (US$6 million) in the coming years.
About 109 hectares of privately owned land will be seized under eminent domain for the construction of the General Airport Felipe Ángeles in Santa Lucía, State of Mexico, according to an official decree published on Monday in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
SEDATU has presented a mobility project aimed to transform cities through sustainable mobility tools, such as bicycle lanes, and sustainable methods of transportation, among others.
The Project document was produced by bikeNcity as part of the initiative called RE-ACTIVA.MX. The main topic it discusses is territory management, which describes general considerations and a step-by-step approach that will allow for the review of physical and social space where the projects will be carried out. The objective of this tool is to lay the foundations of the strategies for the management of territories. In addition, it aims to socialize and integrate people in the development of the project. Meaning, that by implementing an emerging pedestrian and bicycle mobility projects, as well developing public spaces, the government aims to respond to the needs of the proposals expressed by its citizens, ensuring its correct operations, and support its future permanence.
Cablebus Lines 1 and 2 to Begin Operating this Month
Mexico City’s Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum has confirmed that both of Cablebus’s Lines will begin operations in July of this year. Line 1, which stretches from Cuautepec to Indios Verdes is set to begin operating on the 11th of July, while Line 2 which goes from Constitución de 1917 to Santa María, will begin operation on the 27th of the same month.