“We desire a more secure city, with better mobility, faster, more comfortable, with projects for its development that compete with the best cities of Latin America, for the city of which we and our children are proud,” Peñalosa has promised. These commitments will center around the development of the capital’s new metro network, albeit with a number of key amendments.
The plans for the Bogota Metro may once again have to be re-written, as Enrique Peñalosa, currently leading in the polls, outlines his plans for urban transport in the city and changes he would make to the strategy approved by the incumbent Gustavo Petro. “We are going to build the subway line, but it should be elevated, not underground,” the mayoral candidate explained in a recent interview.
Details have been released regarding Bogota’s proposed Metrosur or light rail network, which will run for 16.45km along Av. 68 from the commercial sector of Venice neighborhood up to the 7th street. The project will be funded with a Public-Private Partnership model (PPP), and will be paid for exclusively with private contributions.
En 1942 se habló por primera vez en Bogotá sobre la necesidad de construir el metro para la capital colombiana. En ese entonces la ciudad contaba con 400.000 habitantes y ya se empezaba a estudiar la ejecución de este megaproyecto.
Feasibility studies have been approved for the proposed Bogota tram train commuter network, with the estimated US$1,050 million project aiming for a 2017 completion and expected to be funded through a public-private partnership (PPP).