Upon request of the Secretariat of Treasury (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público), the Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Ruta Line 2 project was updated, due to the modifications to the route of the BRT system second line.
- The project included the following:
- Field data collection
- Design of a new mobility data base
- Updating of current public transport demand
- Updating public transport demand projections using transportation modeling
- Updated operating costs and investment estimations
- Design and implementation of a new cost – benefit analysis model
As a result, a new registry of the project was obtained as well as a new reassignment of federal and private funds in the project.
The second RUTA line started operating on April 10, 2015, with free of charge operation for two months. During those two months, the corridor exceeded the demand expectations, with up to 200 thousand users a day, counted only at the backbone (trunk routes), becoming during those two months the second most important mass transport BRT corridor in the country, after the Metrobús at Insurgentes. Now, the demand has stabilized at 140 thousand passengers per day, as expected.