Buenos Aires Public Transport’s Decade Of Triple-Digit Fare Increases

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With another round of fare increases on the horizon for both Buenos Aires taxis and subways, which mode of public transportation has seen the largest fare hike over the past decade? The initial fee or la bajada de bandera (lowering the flag) for a BA taxi was $1.44 pesos in 2004. That fee rose to $1.60 the following year, $3.10 …

60% Of Buenos Aires Residents Live Alone Or With Another Person

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A City of Buenos Aires housing survey shows the average household is getting smaller, birth rates are falling and one-third of the city’s population is now over 50. The annual Buenos Aires housing survey from the City’s Census and Statistics Board found that 31.7% of Buenos Aires residents live alone while 29.7% share space with another person. 16% of BA dwellings …

US$2 Billion Highway Tunnel Below Puerto Madero Could Open In 2016

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A proposed highway tunnel below Puerto Madero could bridge northern and southern auto corridors, alleviate downtown Buenos Aires traffic and spark a new wave of downtown real estate development. If approved, boring machines could begin carving the 2.5 kilometer underground tunnel this year which would connect three major downtown highways by mid-2016 if the project receives both municipal and federal …

New Palermo Premium Outlet One Step Closer To Overdue Opening

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A high-profile commercial real estate development in Palermo just moved one step closer to clearing an environmental hurdle which has postponed the project’s grand opening since last December. The City of Buenos Aires’ Environmental Protection Agency met yesterday to review the environmental impact study of the new Distrito Arcos, a US$60 million outdoor shopping and dining complex nestled between Palermo …

15,000 Recycling Bins Coming To Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

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After a successful pilot program in Palermo last year, the City of Buenos Aires is expanding its long-awaited recycling program to five additional neighborhoods beginning with Recoleta. Work crews have already begun distributing 400 new campanas verdes (green bells) to designated areas on the streets and corners of Recoleta. Each container is 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) high with wide slots …