Two generations have already completed the Mujeres al Volante program in Mexicali and one in Tijuana, and it is expected to start in Ensenada as well.
The government of Baja California presented “Women at the Wheel” to the mobility and urban development authorities throughout Mexico, a program sponsored by the entity that seeks to break down gender barriers so that women can receive training and work as professional public transport and bus operators.
The general director of the Institute of Sustainable Mobility (IMOS) and representative of Baja California before the National System of Mobility and Road Safety, Jorge Alberto Gutiérrez Topete, attended the third ordinary session of the members of this system, which led by the secretary of Agrarian Development Territorial and Urban, Román Meyer Falcón, held in Mexico City.
In this meeting, Baja California was invited to present the Mujeres al Volante program, for its positive impact on the lives of women – especially heads of families – and its support in the processes of movement in cities.
“This is a comprehensive training program for the management of public transport exclusively for women, emphasized Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, which also ensures, upon successful completion of the course, a decent, safe and good salaried work, thus providing benefits for operators and users,” emphasized the head of IMOS.
He emphasized that for its implementation, there is support and transversal work from different agencies and allies such as: the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of Baja California (STPS), led by Alejandro Arregui Ibarra; the National Employment Service managed by Patricia Ríos López of the State; the Women’s Institute (INMUJER BC) whose owner is Karla Pedrín Rembao; the Training Centers for Industrial Work (CECATI); the allied company SETTEPI, and the State Mobility Institute itself.
Two generations have already graduated from the Mujeres al Volante program in Mexicali and one in Tijuana, and it is expected to start soon in the municipality of Ensenada.
In addition, this successful model has been replicated in other states, such as Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo.
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During this third session of the National Mobility and Road Safety System, the National Collective Public Transportation Policy was presented, established by the federal government with federal entities, and in which Baja California also actively participated.