Tuesday, March 12 2013 @ 09:45 am EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
With the Via Brasil - Ave. Federico Boyd crossing route, they seek to connect two of the major trunk routes in Panama City: Tumba Muerto, Transistmica, Via España, Ave. Israel and Cincuentenario.
This will allow users who previously had to go to Perejil, El Marañón or the bus terminal at Albrook to make their connections will now be able to get to the center of the capital, saving time.
Meanwhile, the El Dorado - Betania - Avenida La Paz crossing route aims to give the residents of Bethania transportation service which has not been operating for years, and therefore they will have the option of making transfers to the trunk routes of Via Transismica or Tumba Muerto.
The route in Villa Rica currently makes its way into Pueblo Nuevo, and is limited to Vía Fernández de Córdoba and Vía España. This route is being extended to include the sector of Parque Lefevre and will connect with Ave Cincuentenario and Vía Porras.
Signs for the Metro Bus system have already been placed along these routes, so that people can people can easily locate the places where they can either board or get off of the bus. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: I think this is the biggest advantage of the Metro Bus system. Now the government can simply change and manipulate the routes and coverage to improve the service as needed. Before, each route was in the hands of a private operator and that meant money, so they system was rife with graft and corruption. The Metro Bus system is a massively huge upgrade in many ways. Most of the bus routes in Panama City basically run East - West. These crossing routes will be running basically North - South in order to connect the "trunk" routes.