Reuters – Uber’s drivers will need permits to work in Mexico City and the company will have to pay into a transport fund, according to a draft government plan, in what would be the first such regulation for the ride-hailing app in Latin America.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, or Asur, saw a 15.7 percent increase in airline passengers in June that was the 51st consecutive increase and the highest recorded so far this year.
AutoBlog – Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure.
Sentido Comun – During nine years of operation, Volaris has transported 50 million customers. The airline now has 140 routes connecting 62 cities and and a 23.8 percent share of the domestic market and 20.6 percent of the international.
NDTV – Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is open to being regulated in Mexico City, a company spokesperson said as the rapidly growing start-up seeks to cement its expansion in one of the largest cities in the Americas.
CBC – Trucks hauling cargo from Canada through the United States to Mexico and back navigate border crossings without the need for passports, visas or even a driver to steer them. It’s an idea that’s not too far-fetched, says a group that met in North Dakota last week.
CNNExpansión – The controversial Bicentennial Viaduct operated by OHL Mexico was the “king” of the rise in tolls from 2014-2015 in percentage terms, as much as a 30 percent increase.
En Linea Directa – From today, users of Google Maps in Mexico will have access to public transport information, including fares, schedules, routes and stops.
CNN – Two Mexico City subway trains crashed on Monday, injuring at least 12 passengers, none of them seriously. Mexico City’s metro boasts 12 lines.
Truckinginfo -The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5 percent in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes. The overall value of freight on all modes totaled $1.2 trillion.
Bloomberg – Mexico is cementing its lead as the world’s second-biggest market for private jets, snapping them up at a faster clip than bigger Latin American rival Brazil as it benefits from stronger economic growth.
Informador – The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) reported that the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) applied for compensation from the failed fast-rail tender, though late, met the deadline.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, or GAP, which manages 12 airports in the Central and Pacific Mexico, said passenger traffic at its terminals last month increased 2 percent over the same period last year.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, known as OMA, said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 12.2 percent in January compared with the same month last year.
Sentido Comun – Controller Vuela Compañía de Aviación, better known as Volaris, reported an increase in passenger traffic in January of 11 percent, the fourth monthly increase.
El Economista – The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) postponed the publication of the new call for tender for the development of high speed train (TGV) Mexico-Queretaro (scheduled for today), to have more time to analyze comments that have been received from companies interested in the pre bases and “strengthen” the process.
Reuters – Mexico’s government said it would heed most of the recommendations from the country’s antitrust watchdog which had warned some aspects of a new tender to build a high-speed train system.
Milenio – The tender for the high-speed Mexico-Queretaro train will be a success if wo to three companies enter the bidding said Secretary of Communications and Transport, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza. He said few companies have the technology to build high-speed trains.
South China Morning Post – Mexico has begun accepting new bids on a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail project, two months after the construction deal with a Chinese-led consortium was abruptly cancelled amid allegations of favoritism.
But the China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) looks poised to clinch the contract again, even after its original winning bid was revoked, say sources with knowledge of the bidding.
EFE – The consortium led by the Dutch Netherlands Airport Consultants has performed the final design of runways, shooting, platforms, navigation aids and other facilities for the new International Airport of Mexico City.