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USTDA Supports Traffic Control Improvements in Mexico



Thursday, December 18, 2014

(USTDA)  GUADALAJARA, MEXICO –Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to help modernize traffic control systems and promote the adoption of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest metropolitan area.

Over the last decade, the city’s traffic network has become increasingly complex due to the growing number of people, passengers and vehicles – making traffic management more challenging. In order to decrease transit times and improve traffic safety, USTDA is sponsoring this technical assistance study to help the Government of the State of Jalisco harmonize traffic control standards, modernize traffic signalization and implement ITS solutions in Guadalajara. Specifically, the study will provide recommendations for introducing vehicle and pedestrian detection systems, installing dynamic message signs and upgrading traffic control centers. The study also includes a pilot deployment of traffic control improvements along the city’s outer perimeter loop road, known as the “Periferico.”

“The U.S. government is pleased to partner with the State of Jalisco as they continue to renovate and modernize Guadalajara’s transportation systems,” said U.S. Consul General Susan Abeyta, who signed the grant along with Secretary of Mobility Mauricio Gudiño from the Government of the State of Jalisco at the Palacio de Gobierno. “As U.S. businesses are global leaders in this sector, we are pleased to introduce our partners in Guadalajara to U.S. goods and services that can help them meet their goals.”

The opportunity to conduct the USTDA-funded technical assistance will be competed through Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov. Interested U.S. firms should submit proposals according to the instructions in the FBO announcement.