Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers, Industry Divided Over Mobile Apps

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Buenos Aires residents and visitors are the beneficiaries of a new wave of technology designed to make calling a taxi easier, faster and more transparent. And while many¬†Buenos Aires taxi drivers have been early adopters of mobile apps, the industry they work for is not exactly giving new technology un abrazo grande. The Complicated Relationship Between Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers …

94% Of Buenos Aires Train Passengers Don’t Buy A Ticket

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Not exactly a recipe for a sustainable business model in the real world; yet, little about train travel in Argentina these days conjures up feelings of reality, modernity or safety. “Only Six Of Every 100 Train Passengers Pays For A Ticket” is the headline of Diego Cabot’s ferrocarril fun feature in today’s La Nacion which documents the precipitous decline in …

The Buenos Aires Metrobus Arrives; Connects Palermo With The South

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Months after the launch of Mejor en Bici, Buenos Aires is two months away from taking a major step forward in public transportation. The Metrobus, a dedicated two-lane bus corridor intended to expedite cross-town bus trips, begins service in May. The first Metrobus line will extend the length of Juan B. Justo Avenue running from Palermo to Liniers with 25 …

China to Finance Construction of Buenos Aires Subte’s New G Line

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We’ve often remarked that China wants to rebuild Argentina’s entire rail infrastructure to speed up the delivery of Argentine commodities to dinner tables in Beijing and Guangzhou. Now it seems the Chinese will also be expediting the commute times of white collar portenos to their offices downtown. Buenos Aires Minister of Finance Nestor Grindetti traveled to China last week with …