The New Metro

President Ricardo Martinelli inaugurated the new metro system on April 5th.  This is definitely one of his biggest and most eagerly awaited projects.  I think it definitely lives up to most people’s expectations.  It is beautifully designed, well-organized and fast.  Hopefully, it will alleviate some of the traffic jams so common today in the city.

A Dying Breed

These colorful buses, known as Diablos Rojos, are a dying breed. Diablo rojos (Red Devils in English) are old school buses converted into city buses. Each one boasts its own unique, custom paint job with bright, usually red, colored murals on the outside. This culturally identifiable trademark is soon to be a thing of the past. They have been […]

New Subway

 Panama’s Public Transportation is about to be revamped with a new metro system called Metro Panama.  This first transit line is planned for completion in 2014 and will travel 14 kilometers through the high traffic areas of the city.  There will be 13 metro stops both above and below  ground. This model of the actual […]