Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a technical assistance grant to the State of Yucatán’s Institute of Mobility and Territorial Urban Development (IMDUT) to modernize the public transportation system in Mérida, the capital of Yucatán. USTDA’s assistance will advance the deployment of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies and electric mobility solutions across the city.
“USTDA is dedicated to helping its partners achieve their carbon-free transportation goals. We share IMDUT’s commitment to provide higher quality public transportation services in Mérida through utilizing cutting-edge technologies and climate-smart solutions that U.S. companies are eager to provide,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director.
“Integrated and reliable public transportation is an essential component for Yucatán’s economic growth and development,” said Rafael Hernández, Director General of IMDUT. “As the state government agency committed to improving the performance, operation and safety of urban transport, IMDUT is excited to collaborate with USTDA to modernize the bus transit system in Yucatán.”
Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Mérida, Dorothy Ngutter, said: “With this investment, USTDA is supporting an important project to transform Mérida’s public transportation system, which serves hundreds of thousands of passengers every day. I am pleased that this project will advance the transition to electric mobility, and supports President Biden’s initiatives on climate change, clean energy and conservation. The United States is committed to strengthening the bilateral relationship, and advancing initiatives focused on the sustainable development of southern Mexico.”
Today’s grant signing ceremony was attended by the Governor of the State of Yucatán Mauricio Vila Dosal and the Mayor of Mérida Renan Barrera.
This activity advances the goals of USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, which connects U.S. industry to major clean transportation and energy infrastructure projects in emerging markets. It also advances the U.S. government’s Root Causes Strategy.
U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for the USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit www.ustda.gov/work/bid-on-an-overseas-project.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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