SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 22. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, announced this Tuesday that the corporation will not raise the prices of public transport despite the fact that fuels have increased “in order to attract more users of the service and improve mobility on the roads of Tenerife “.
Martín expressed himself in this way during the press conference in which he gave an account of the budget for the mobility area for 2022, which reaches 75.96 million euros.
The vice president and councilor for Highways, Enrique Arriaga, pointed out that “demand forecasts suggest that passenger transport figures this year will once again be similar to those recorded in the time before the pandemic” and added that “Already in these months the demand has grown significantly and many people leave the car at home and use public transport”.
In his opinion, it is “a pull that is noticeable mainly on long-distance routes, for example, those that go to Playa de Las Américas have increased users by 30%”.
In the past year, the public transport of buses and trams registered 48.35 million passengers, of which Titsa transported 36.55 million and Metrotenerife 11,700,000.
In addition, the island councilor explained that almost 54 million of the budget will be dedicated to promoting and improving public transport and to make it more competitive and faster “the Cabildo will multiply the current bus lane kilometers by 15, going from 3.2 to 50 kilometers” .
In this sense, a lane will be built between Las Chumberas and the La Laguna Interchange and one between the Hospital Universitario de Canarias and Las Chumberas will be launched.
On the other hand, the access work to the Santa Cruz de Tenerife interchange is projected by burying Álvaro Rodríguez López street at the height of the Meridiano Shopping Center.
In addition, the Mobility area is working on the VAO Bus Lane project between Santa Cruz and Güímar, and between Santa Cruz and La Laguna, with which one of the lanes of the TF-1 and TF-5 respectively will be enabled for transport public and for vehicles in which more than one person circulates.
The island director, José Alberto León, pointed out that during this year the development of the Island Plan for Sustainable Mobility (PIMSIT) will be a priority.
The objective, he said, is “to analyze the current and future infrastructures that could be planned, the projection of the population and employment in the next twenty years in order to anticipate the possible future demands for mobility in the fastest growing areas of the population and employment.