This thread is about public transport in Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City will tender $700m light rail scheme by 2017
October 31, 2016
A feasibility study into the construction of a 20km light rail system in Guatemala City has put a price tag of $770m on the work. The project will be a single line running north to south with 20 stations between South Centra in Villa Nueva and Centra Norte. The study was carried out by Spanish consulting engineer, IDOM, which is also working on the masterplanning of a 148ha suburb in La Pedrera Quarry. The rail system is one of the 10 investment projects that the government included in its Agencia Nacional de Alianzas para el Desarrollo de Infraestructura Económica (ANADIE) programme, announced in April
I have heard that the TransMetro system is very good. It has security guards at all the stations and pre-paid boarding. Not only does make the system fast and reliable but also safe for both the drivers and passengers.
Guatemala City had a terrible time due to bus drivers being forced to give over all the fares at knifepoint or being blackmailed into doing so less something "happen" to them or their families. With TransMetro, the bus drivers have no cash as the system is prepaid and the stations are large, well maintained, and safe.