A record number of passengers used Alicante’s urban transport system in 2019 with almost 18 million passengers confirmed.
This represents an increase of 3.30% of users – an additional 556,160 passengers compared to last year – according to the city’s urban transport concessionary, Masatusa (Vectalia Group).
Councillor for Transport for the city of Alicante, Manuel Villar, pointed out these figures were achieved after the contract, which has been in force since 1969, was extended, pending the award of a new concession.
Revealing he is happy with the figures releases, Villar said that “an increase of nearly 600,000 passengers means that every day, Alicante’s citizens are more committed to sustainable mobility and the use of public transport to the detriment of the private vehicle”.
He added that “this translates into a greater reduction of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, an issue that brings us closer to the commitment made by the City of Alicante and the mayor, Luis Barcala, to meet in this decade, the objectives of sustainable development of the UN.”