Enrique Alfaro, the Citizens Movement (CM) candidate for Jalisco governor, plans to spend big to ensure Guadalajara “gets the airport it deserves.”
Speaking with business leaders this week, the former Guadalajara mayor said he would not only develop “a first world airport,” but create the public transportation links the facility currently lacks. Alfaro’s plan, which is not new, would be to connect the airport to the rest of Guadalajara via the Chapala highway/Avenida R. Michel and Mariano Otero, running all the way along the latter avenue (past Expo Guadalajara and Plaza del Sol) to the western periferico (city beltway). He did not elaborate whether this plan would involve a new subway/light train line, or a BRT bus network, similar to the one that run alongs Calzada Independencia. The CM candidate also promised to resuscitate the proposed BRT route that many would like to see installed on the city’s traffic-choked periferico.