The second edition of Me lleva el Tren highlights the importance of investing in technology to improve transport quality

  • Teltronic brings together experts in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to discuss mobility, technology and road safety in cities.
  • The experts put the user at the centre of mobility and seek to provide solutions to the challenges facing public transport.

Guadalajara,  10 November 2023.

With the presence of authorities from the three levels of government, representatives of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and in alliance with the government of the State of Jalisco, the second edition of the Me lleva el Tren Forum was held. During his opening speech, Felipe Sanjuán, Teltronic’s Director of Transport Business Development, thanked the Secretary of Transport of Jalisco, Diego Monraz, for his generosity and emphasised the importance of having safe, connected transport systems, in which radio communication technology plays a fundamental role in offering guarantees to users.

Sanjuán celebrated the investment and political will with which the Government of Jalisco has executed works for the railway systems, in particular he spoke of Line Four of the Guadalajara Light Railway, through which more than 100,000 people travel daily.

“Mobility not only allows us to get from one side to the other, but to mobilise our dreams, our hopes; it allows us to get to work, to school, to return home to our families,” said Sanjuán before a packed auditorium.

With the presence of René Caro Gómez, strategic general coordinator of Territorial Management, at the opening ceremony, Diego Monraz explained that the fact that Jalisco has the most modern urban transport fleet in the country is part of the sustainable development proposed by the current state administration to move better, in a multimodal, harmonious and modern way.

The event brought together experts from different sectors to provide a global vision on mobility.
The event brought together experts from different sectors to provide a global vision on mobility.

“Today in Jalisco we have, not with ideas or projects, but with a very tangible reality in the change of how transport is being carried out, and when we talk about this service, we are not referring to moving trains, buses, vehicles or bicycles, but to moving dreams and people,” he explained.

Felipe Sanjuan explained that according to data from the National Infrastructure Fund, in Mexico more mobility operations are generated daily than telephone calls or bank transactions, hence the relevance of public transport, both in this country and in the world.

During the forum, the following thematic panels were held: trains, the challenge of safety and technology; mobility and road safety, the challenge that cannot be postponed; resources, subsidies; the desire for accessible transport with financial capacity and the goal of mobility: World Cup 2026, in which specialists from different fields participated. To discuss these issues, an outstanding panel of speakers from different fields approached the subject from a global and multidisciplinary perspective.

The second edition of Me lleva el Tren encouraged reflection and addressed problems related to mobility, which are common in Latin American cities and which are the challenges presented by public transport and mobility; that in the midst of the debates on which public transport project should be implemented, the most important thing is the user, not the project itself, hence the necessary alliance that must exist between the actors involved, considering investment in technology as a transversal axis for the quality of life of the users.