The Institute of Mobility and Territorial Urban Development (the Instituto de Movilidad y Desarrollo Urbano Territorial or “IMDUT”) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute a Technical Assistance for the deployment of Intelligent Transportation System (“ITS”) technologies, to modernize the bus control and monitoring center, and to advance the transition to electric buses for the public transportation fleet in Mérida, the capital of the State of Yucatán. The Proposal submission deadline is August 19, 2022. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $876,000 grant to IMDUT from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About the Grantee
The Grantee is the Institute of Mobility and Territorial Urban Development, the agency in charge of urban transportation planning for Yucatán’s state government. IMDUT is responsible for regulating the urban bus public transportation systems in Mérida and is the main government agency responsible for the following:
• Conducting all urban bus transportation planning;
• Proposing transportation policy and programs;
• The development of plans, studies, and projects directly related to urban bus transportation according to state law;
• The preparation of annual budgets for urban bus transportation investment; and
• The promotion, regulation, and supervision of the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and modernization of urban bus transportation systems within the State of Yucatán.
IMDUT is seeking support for the deployment of ITS technologies, to modernize the bus control and monitoring center, and to advance the transition to electric buses for the public transportation fleet in Mérida. The Yucatán government, through IMDUT, began to develop the Sistema Integrado de Transporte, or “SIT” project to modernize the bus system and address the growing gap between public transit needs and the structure of the bus routes. USTDA technical assistance will support the implementation of additional components of the SIT project, which would deploy ITS technologies across the entire transportation system to improve the system’s overall performance, operations, and safety.
About the Technical Assistance
The Technical Assistance will provide a roadmap with the necessary analysis and recommendations for the deployment of ITS technologies, modernizing the bus control and monitoring center, and advancing the transition to electric mobility buses for the public transportation fleet in Mérida.