Marcopolo, in partnership with Volvo, will supply 20 new city buses for the urban transport system Transmetro, in the city of Guatemala, capital of the country Guatemala in Central America. The vehicles, of the Viale Articulado BRT model, have Volvo B340 M Euro 5 chassis, are 20,000 mm in length and have a capacity for 180 passengers. The new Viale Articulated BRT from Transmetro has high floor for access to the boarding platforms, with three doors on the left side and four doors on the right side, and City Upholstered seats, with 12 priority seats and a wheelchair space. For full accessibility, they are equipped with two wheelchair access ramps. Among the equipment for security and entertainment, Viale Articulado BRT vehicles have an audio system with radio and DVD, recording and monitoring cameras, two LCD monitors and wireless internet access. All buses have two front destination displays, one rear and two internal destination displays, partition wall, city vents and air renewal and extractor for better thermal comfort for passengers. Marcopolo has expressive participation in the urban transport system in the city of Guatemala, with 180 units. Since 2012, all vehicles in operation have been supplied by the Brazilian manufacturer. Transmetro, Guatemala's urban public transport system, was created in February 2007 and has seven lines, two BRT lines and five mixed transport lines. It has a fleet of around 350 vehicles and transports 415 thousand passengers per day. The system is similar to other systems in Latin America, such as the TransMilenio in Bogotá, the Metropolitano in Lima, the MIO in Cali, Ecovía and Metrobús in Quito, Metrovía de Guayaquil and Red Movilidad, in Santiago, Chile.
MARCOPOLO AND VOLVO EXPAND SUPPLY TO TRANSMETRO IN GUATEMALA