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Tijuana offers safe transportation for women

Pink Line for elderly men, as well

Tijuana mayor Carlos Bustamante
Tijuana mayor Carlos Bustamante

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

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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

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Hey, you've provided NO information on WHY or HOW these buses are MORE secure. I'm sitting here in Centro de Tijuana and I have NO IDEA why putting my girlfriend on one of these buses is any more safe than any other mode of public transport here. Are there armed guards on board? Come on, Bob, seriously, help me out here.

July 24, 2013

Apparently, David, because no men are allowed -- at least no young, able-bodied men, plus the buses will likely be less crowded and thus more comfortable.

Does this help (from a longer story published today in El Mexicano)? --

El alcalde, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo, expresó que la creación de la línea rosa fue una sugerencia que hicieron a los transportistas, luego de un viaje a la Ciudad de México, en donde cuentan con esta modalidad.

“Propusimos un transporte que sea más seguro y más tranquilo para las mujeres”, comentó, “vemos aquí también muchas veces que algunos varones molestan a las mujeres en el transporte público, más cuando va lleno y éstos son (camiones) para las mujeres y los niños”.

Dijo que las personas de la tercera edad también recibirán este servicio especial, mientras que los fines de semana las familias podrán abordar las unidades rosas.

Agradeció la sensibilidad de los transportistas que atendieron la recomendación, “siempre les hemos dicho que piensen en el usuario y esta es la mejor manera de pensar en ellas”.

July 24, 2013

No, it doesn't help, it's pretty much a translation of what you wrote. In other words, does the bus driver put off certain people who wish to board? Is the color pink supposed to dissuade would-be machos bravos? The interesting thing that could use some investigation here is exactly how Tijuana plans on enforcing this nonsense. Old men can be just as ornery as anyone.

July 25, 2013

Ahh, another "men are the enemy, men are the problem, men are all rapists and attackers" line.

Awesome.

July 25, 2013

I think the pink buses are to protect the woman and children from all the Mexican convicts deported from the US to Tijuana that Mayor Bustamante was complaining about last week.

July 24, 2013

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