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Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast

English News, Information, & Updates about the Cuenca, Ecuador Public Transportation System

CBS is a community resource for tourists, expats, and English speaking immigrants living in Cuenca Ecuador. We provide news, information, and updates about the local public transportation system including bus routes and TranVia construction. Check out cuencabussherpa.com for maps, route data, and information about the history of Cuenca's bus system! Today, I'm going to be talking about Cuenca's past and reading an article about Cuenca's bus system that appeared in the newsletter called "Sustainable Tranport" published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy in the Fall of 2001. That was when the city took control of the local bus system and turned it from an unregulated mess of over 600 privately owned buses to the current system of routes regulated by the city and leased by a half dozen of private coopertivas. We also have some news from the week to cover, including the latest updates with the TranVia schedule as well as more construction on the West side a block away from the Ordonez Lasso widening project. Those stories and more coming up on the Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast.
Author: bitcoinpanningpodcast
Posted: June 13, 2016, 8:56 pm
Two weeks after major changes to over a dozen lines passing through El Centro. We go back over all the changes. Cuenca Bus Sherpa is affiliated and endorses AirVPN and SmartDNSproxy. Use our portals: http://cuencabussherpa.com/airvpn and http://cuencabussherpa.com/smartdns Keep up with the local news via http://cuencabussherpa.com/latest-news/latest-tweets-cuenca-public-transport/ http://cuencabussherpa.com/cuencatweets Director @Tranvia_Cuenca indicó que lunes 6/junio, se entrega obra en intersecciones, G.Colombia y Manuel Vega, Hermano Miguel y Gran Colombia. Se pretende colocar sellos de Registro Municipal atoda la flota de servicio urbano @aaguilar_EMOVEP @MunicipioCuenca pic.twitter.com/0fhbhHJ3qd TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH -- Intends to place seals of Municipal registry aevery fleet urban service We put seals of Municipal registration city bus units to give greater security to users #germanhabitatforum Cuenca's mayor is in Berlin, Germany at the EcoMobility World Festival. Thursday, he gave a presentation about the ongoing plans to make Cuenca a livable city and a global example. He talked about plans that have been approved but wait for the completion of the Tranvia to implement, for example the green belt that will be the track bed, the expansion of public spaces like the cycling infrastructure, such as the lanes on Remigio Crespo and Av. Solano, and changing the current bus fleet of approximately 460 to a new fleet of 500 clean, modern, 'smart' buses. The purpose of the mayor's presentation was to solicit partnerships with bus and "green" companies who would want to invest in Cuenca's future. http://www.eltiempo.com.ec/noticias-cuenca/184596-tranva-a-interviene-en-paso-peatonal-de-la-feria-libre/ TranVia construction has hit the underground passage at Feria Libre under Las Americas. It will be the future access point for the new parada, but first they must fortify the ceiling and install the anti-vibratory measures. Vendors have been moved out for a couple of days, but most will be able to return to work in a couple of days. The tunnel is still passable for pedestrians, just be careful and 'heads-up'. http://www.eltiempo.com.ec/noticias-cuenca/184594-los-hoteleros-se-declaran-en-crisis/ When I first saw this story, it had a picture of the TranVia construction, so I figured it was story of how the construction is affecting hotels along the path... but when I actually read it, it is a story is about how so-called "informal accommodation spaces" have cut the occupancy rates of Cuenca's hotels by 30%! These are places like AirBnB, where people offer a room in their house over the internet at much cheaper rates than hotels, since they don't pay taxes nor have the same overhead. The hoteliers say that is 'unfair competition' and call on the local government and the mayor's office to figure out a way to regulate the informal accommodations. At the end of the article, they do mention that, in addition to the problem with the informal places, they also are not happy with the TranVia construction or the state of operation at the airport.
Author: bitcoinpanningpodcast
Posted: June 3, 2016, 9:30 pm
CBS is a community resource for tourists, expats, and English speaking immigrants living in Cuenca Ecuador. We provide news, information, and updates about the local public transportation system including bus routes and TranVia construction. Check out cuencabussherpa.com for maps, route data, and information about personalized bus-riding workshops. That's what I'll be talking about today on the Cuenca Bus Sherpa podcast #
Author: Cuenca Bus Sherpa - Christopher King
Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:52 pm
CuencaBusSherpa.com is a community resource for tourists, expats, and English speaking immigrants living in Cuenca Ecuador. We provide news, information, and updates about the local public transportation system including bus routes and TranVia construction. We have a lot of Changes due to Tranvia construction this week... its going to be a rough week getting used to them. Here is the news article referenced in the news: http://www.eltiempo.com.ec/noticias-cuenca/183642-el-centro-partido-en-dos-por-trabajos-del-tranva-a/ Upcoming road closures From May 23 Tram Project will close the remaining crosses both the Gran Colombia and Lamar Mariscal. According to the schedule of works, the intersections of the two tracks with Estevez de Toral will be closed from 23 May to July 31 with Colonel Talbot from 23 May to 31 July and the Miguel Vélez from 29 August to 13 November. closures of crossings both streets in Miguel Heredia be given from August 22 until 6 November, and with the Octavio Cordero from 22 August to 13 November. The road works have not yet Sangurima start date. Wifi/security on the buses - 2 buses right now, but the 75 that have the new screens will soon have it too. ROUTE UPDATES FOR EL CENTRO: Please see http://cuencabussherpa.com/whew-the-biggest-batch-of-changes-yet/ for the list of changes. Join CuencaBusSherpa.com for updates and more information about Cuenca's public transportation system.
Author: Christopher King
Posted: May 23, 2016, 7:08 am
Episode 1 News, Information, and Updates for the English-speaking immigrants living in the Cuenca, Ecuador area. http://cuencabussherpa.com for the latest news and updates.
Author: Christopher King
Posted: May 13, 2016, 5:43 pm