January 16, 2021. Transmilenio SA, through the concessionaire Gran Américas Usme SAS, will begin operating 211 new buses powered by natural gas for vehicles (NGV), with the Euro VI emission standard, which will benefit 36,785 users in the town of Usme in the south of Bogotá, Colombia, which are transported to various areas of the city.
The new vehicles, with capacity for 80 passengers, have 7 cameras each, USB ports for charging mobile devices, Wi-Fi connection and screens for on-board information, which seeks to improve the travel experience of users.
“We continue to advance in the commitment to renew our fleet. With this delivery we are especially benefiting the users of the town of Usme, who will have the opportunity to move in new units, with technological innovations and that also help us reduce emissions of particulate matter. As time goes by, we are moving towards a better system and better air quality,” said Felipe Ramírez Buitrago, General Manager of Transmilenio S.A.
The 211 new buses will reduce particulate matter emissions by 99.9% (when compared with an equal number of Euro II standard diesel vehicles), which represents that this fleet will stop emitting into the air of the city, in a year, about 4.3 tons of this type of waste.