80 bi-articulated buses will soon run in Ecuador
Volvo Bus Latin America has received an order for 80 bi-articulated buses to the BRT system of Quito, capital of Ecuador. This is the first time that bi-articulated buses will run in Quito’s public transport system.
The buses are 27 meters long and can carry up to 250 passengers. This higher transport capacity enables a reduction in the number of vehicles operating in the corridor, which consequently increases the average speed of the system, reducing emissions of pollutants and operating costs.
“The city is investing in improving its urban transportation system and our high-capacity passenger vehicles will help them meet the demand in the BRT corridors”, says Euclides Castro, Urban bus commercial manager, Volvo Bus Latin America.
The company has already delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador.