Transport boost: Expanding services and sustainability

Joining Málaga's Transport Revolution Image: Shutterstock/ Branislav Nenin

IN a significant move, Riogordo has become a part of the Metropolitan Transport Consortium of Málaga, joining six other towns: Álora, Antequera, Coín, Fuengirola, Riogordo, Valle del Abdalajís, and Villanueva de la Concepción. This expansion means more than 173,000 people across Málaga will now enjoy the perks of the ‘green card’ offered by the Consortium.

Strategic Expansion for Rural Revitalisation

Led by Mario Muñoz-Atanet, the Vice Minister of Development, Territorial Articulation, and Housing, the recent council meeting solidified Riogordo‘s integration, increasing the Consortium’s coverage to 67 per cent of the province’s population. This marks a substantial 17.5 per cent rise in served residents.

Riogordo’s Impact: Strengthening Málaga’s Transport Network

The inclusion of Riogordo and the other towns is not just about expanding transport services; it’s also a strategic move to address depopulation, particularly in rural areas. The expansion promises enhanced transport services, better interurban connectivity, and a unified fare structure with discounts, which is estimated to save commuters over €700,000 annually.

Future Prospects: Towards Greater Connectivity and Reduced Emissions

With Riogordo’s addition, the Consortium is now made up of twenty towns, representing over two-thirds of Málaga‘s population. This aligns with the objectives of the Metropolitan Transport Plan, aiming to boost public transport usage by 25 per cent and cut CO2 emissions by 10 per cent by 2030.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!