New York takes note of Madrid and studies how the Metro and garbage collection are managed to emulate them

New York takes note of Madrid and studies how the Metro and garbage collection are managed to emulate them
New York takes note of Madrid and studies how the Metro and garbage collection are managed to emulate them

New York Deputy Mayor, Meera Joshihas spent several days in Madrid to learn how the capital of Spain manages its public services. The American councilor visited the Metro Command Post accompanied by the Minister of Transport of the Community of Madrid, Jorge Rodrigo, and the Deputy Mayor, Inma Sanz. During the visit, she was shown how this strategic location works, which controls the transit of subway trains in real time and is responsible for the supervision and remote control of the entire network.

The New York Deputy Mayor He was particularly interested in the plans to expand the network, which will grow by more than 32 kilometres with the upcoming line extensions, and accessibility, with the Madrid Metro being the most accessible in Europe.

Meera Joshi highlighted the facilities of the subway such as the Innovation Center and Public Transport Management, the Command Post, the operation of the interchanges, or the intercity bus network that connects the municipalities of Madrid.

He also noted the role played by the Regional Consortium of Madrid Transport as the sole authority that plans infrastructure and services in this area and establishes the integrated tariff framework.

Meera Joshi visits the Madrid Metro Control CentreMadrid’s community

For his part, the Madrid Transport Councillor pointed out that “we have one of the best Metros in Europe in every sense and also in the world. If we compare it, for example, in terms of the accessibility“We are the most accessible metro in Europe and the second in the world after Beijing.”

In 2023, the Community of Madrid received the visit of 73 national and international delegations interested in learning about the operation of the public transportation of the region. Likewise, in the first half of 2024, the number of foreign representatives who have known the mobility system Madrid has increased by 53% more than in the same period of the previous year.

New York Deputy Mayor at the Metro Command CenterMadrid’s community

Garbage collection

Meera Joshi also took note of the garbage collections in Madrid. On this occasion, the deputy mayor of Madrid, Inma Sanz, showed her how the garbage collections work. cleaning equipment. Thus the New Yorker underlined how “advanced” the capital of Spain was.

«Coming to Madrid is a real pleasure to see how advanced the city is, how clean the streets look and how well the system works. I have learned many lessons to take back to the city of Madrid.» NY” said the New York deputy mayor.

Joshi was interested in the Madrid City Council’s strategy regarding mobility and distribution of goods, mobility hubs and the system biciamin addition to gathering information on the Madrid 360 strategy and environmental policies.

Meera Joshi meets her city counterpart Inma SanzEuropa Press

Following the meeting, Joshi visited Canalejas 360, the first of the mobility hubs of the municipal company EMT Madrid, which opened at the end of August 2022, with an investment of 2.3 million euros.

The New York City representative learned about the operation of the Madrid mobility center, the first space in the capital where various services coexist, whose surface area covers 5,500 square meters, and which has a electrolinera with 12 electric charging points.

 
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