YEAR: 2010-2014
country: México


-Operation surveying, análisis and development of possible operation models.
-Design and development of the software platform to opérate and control the public transport, including software, hardware and diagrams.
-Integral design of the public transport operation through a Control Center that centralizes the management, the security monitoring, fee payment and safety.
-Design of the passengers route from the Metro station to the bus station.
-Station operation kick off.
-Software platform stabilization.

What We Did

In the summer of 2013, UTL was charged with the feasibility study for the redevelopment of the Modal Transfer Station (Estación de Transferencia Modal or ETRAM) Cuatro Caminos for participation in a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Government of the State of Mexico. After the competing consortium including UTL’s umbrella corporation, Grupo PRODI was awarded the project in August 2013, UTL was assigned the task of developing a technological and operational plan for the new ETRAM.

How We Did It

UTL coordinated traffic and pedestrian gauging, as well as origin-destination surveys during summer of 2013. Based on the data collected, UTL was able to correctly size the demand for the Modal Transfer Area, estimating approximately 150 thousand daily trips per transfer area (with two located in the ETRAM, one in the north and another in the south), size the market potential for commercial space, as well office, hospitals, and other areas in the development. UTL completely revamped the paradigm of transit operation in Mexico via the introduction of the island-docks transit exchange area, as opposed to the previously used isolated linear platforms. This new design would concentrate passenger movements to one large central interchange area with access to all transit routes. The new design required the introduction of a new form of operation, for which UTL prepared a new technological architecture in addition to operation manuals.