The City of Mexicali has seen a decrease of public transit services due to the pandemic, according to an official.
Municipal Transit System Director Ricardo Cueto said routes were reduced from 42 to only 14.
The city official told La Crónica newspaper that even before the Covid-19 the number of routes declined to 22.
Cueto said the administration started negotiations over five months ago in order to restart some routes.
However, a new state law stopped the negotiations and turned the system’s functions to a Baja California agency.
Cueto said the city has requested the state turn some activities to the city level like citations to transit companies that fail from operating routes.
Recently, the Autonomous University of Baja California released a study that suggested a change of routes and the creation of new major ones to improve service.