Mayagüez has a long tradition of public transportation. The first public line in the municipality was a horse tram carrying passengers along Méndez Vigo Street in 1875. This was, in fact, the first train system in Puerto Rico. Until 1926, Mayagüez had three different tram systems – double-deck vehicles, small carts, and vehicles powered by batteries.
Beginning in 2012, three TIM routes have served the city center and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Soon after, an additional route now connects El Maní and its surrounding areas to the town center via PR-102/PR-64. In April 2015, the system will incorporate five additional routes. One route will serve coastal communities south along PR-102, with the remaining four routes serving the rural areas east of the city center.
Currently, the Municipal Government of Mayagüez is working on the Mayagüez Transit Study (MTS), a planning study for the implementation of other future transit improvements, such as the introduction of a Bus Rapid Transit service, which will operate in conjunction with the expanded TIM system. In the long term, the expanded transit system will provide greater access and opportunities for public transit to the thousands who live in, work in, study in, and visit our city.
Within this interactive website, you can learn about the details of this system, while keeping informed on the progress of the MTS and its different stages of development. Also, you can contact us if you would like more information or have any questions.
“In the long term, the expanded transit system will provide greater access and opportunities for public transit to the thousands who live in, work in, study in, and visit our city.”
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