A New $137 Million Train Project in Puerto Rico

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 7, 2015

A major new infrastructure project

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

Governor Alejandro García Padilla announced that his administration is set to begin the first phase of the train route between San Juan and Caguas.

The Novotren project will create a light rail commuter link on the 17-mile stretch between San Juan and Caguas.

The $137 million project will also entail the construction of toll lanes such as the stretch between Toa Baja and San Juan and the bridges over which the train will eventually run.

Padilla Garcia said he was committed to the creation of public-private partnerships in major construction projects, with an emphasis on the involvement of local companies.

“Investing in public infrastructure is an immediate injection to revive the economy, create jobs and prepare the country for the transformation of the global economy,” he said. “This is why it becomes latent need to develop public-private partnerships to achieve the desired development amid fiscal situation we are facing great opportunities.

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