The city of Tijuana this week launched a limited special municipal bus service to provide secure transportation for women traveling alone or with children and for the elderly of either gender.
The pink line began service on Tuesday, July 23, and will operate two routes: one from downtown to Valle de las Palmas, and the other from downtown to Otay Mesa.
The buses traveling the routes will be hard to miss: they are painted pink and bear a “Linea Rosa” (pink line) logo.
Fares for using the buses will be the same as on other city buses and they will run every hour for most of the day. Eight buses will be used: four on each route.
If the pink line proves profitable, city officials say more buses and routes will be added.
Tijuana mayor Carlos Bustamante told the Baja California daily El Mexicano the Linea Rosa was a necessity to provide security for women traveling alone.
Source: El Mexicano