Alternative Fuels and Institutional Reform

by Alejandro Villegas Lopez, Mexico Capital City Government, 9o Piso, Col. Roma C.P. 06700, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, D.F., Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


The actions that Mexico City Government is currently implementing is addressed. The altitude and topography of the Mexico City valley contribute to less efficient combustion, trapping toxic emissions generated form the tailpipes of more than three million cars, taxicabs, trucks, minibuses and buses running in the city. This paper focuses on some specific actions such as implementation of alternative fuels, decentralization of duties from the Mexico City Central Government into local jurisdictions and creation of the Mexico City Urban Transportation Institute.

Subject Headings: Urban and regional development | Developing countries | Urban areas | Energy consumption | Traffic management | Non-renewable energy | Natural gas | Mexico | Mexico City

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