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Colombia: Collusion in purchase of buses, affecting ‘clean technology’, denounced by City Council

 |  May 8, 2018

Bogotá’s City Council has denounced the companies bidding to provide new buses for the TransMilenio bus routes of collusion, hoping to alert the country’s competition authorities.

Councilman Jorge Torres said, in dialogue with RCN Radio, that their concern focuses on the possibility of diesel producers and distributors in Colombia generating incentives for operators to stick with these fuels for the bulk of thier TransMilenio service buses.

“Operators could agree not to incorporate clean technologies. You have to raise he alarms, there is a lot of noise about this and I ask the supervisory bodies, the Attorney General mainly to begin to verify that issue … ”

For its part, the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá announced that the score will be increased for bidders that propose clean technologies, including electric buses and gas-powered vehicles, for the renewal of the fleet of the first and second phase of Transmilenio.

Full Content: RCN Radio

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