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Transportes Tarrasenses
Transportes Tarrasenses Logo
Overview
Native nameTransportes Tarrasenses
OwnerConsortium including:
  Tarrasean Government,
  Jessitim Transport Services,
  Caja Negra
Area servedTárrases (all islands)
LocaleTárrases
Transit typelocal and regional buses
trams (light rail)
dispatch for private taxis
local and international ferries
Number of linestbd bus routes
3 tram routes
24 ferry routes
Number of stationstbd
Daily ridershiptbd
Annual ridershiptbd
Chief Executive OfficerMaría Hhappenesorit
HeadquartersNuevo Tárrases
Websitetbd
Operation
Began operation1964

Transportes Tarrasenses (also called simply TT or Los Trantar) is the monopoly public transportation provider in Tárrases. It is a consortium including Caja Negra (a local bank and venture capital firm), the Mahhalian company Jessitim Transport Services, LTD. (which provides the engineering and operational expertise) and the Tarrasean government (which holds final decision-making authority).

Formation and History

Organizational Structure

Services

Buses

Bus Routes

 Mainlines with express services
  • 101 ("Periférico Norte") Serpiente ⇔ Las Batallas
  • 102 ("Periférico Sur") Serpiente ⇔ Las Batallas
  • 103 ("Ejial") Nuevo Tárrases ⇔ Espadas y Cascos (extend to Faraón)
  • 104 Arykkiyra ⇔ Aérodromo (extend to Submarino)
  • 105 Mirador ⇔ La Tormentosa
  • 106 Serpiente ⇔ Submarino (parallels Tram Gray Line)
  • 107 Submarino ⇔ Espadas y Cascos (vía Sofía, Laguna Piceas)
  • 108 Nuevo Tárrases ⇔ San Ajitófel
  • 109 ("CasinoBus") Terminales ⇔ Faraón (vía Juegos)
  • ...

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 Other buses
  • 218 Cabo Gordo ⇔ Terminales (vía Serpiente)
  • 302 Serpiente ⇔ Faraón (vía Parque Podredumbre, San Caspio, Playa La Rata)
  • ...

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Trams (Light Rail)

The tram "Gray line" (really a light rail) was built in the 1990s.

A single tram line, 14.3 km in length, currently runs between the El Estoque ferry terminal (southwest) and the Serpiente Ascendente bus terminal (northeast).

The line was originally built because Tárrases was trying to pivot to a more tourism-based economy, so it was an effort to connect the main international arrivals (cruise-ships, ferries and airport) with the main attractions, including the casino district (Juegos) and the old city (Viejo Tárrases). The system has proved popular however, with extensions having been added on both ends, from the original southern terminus at the cruise ship terminal and from the original northern terminus at the government complex.

A new branch line to the east is slated to be opened in 2017, with a subsequent realignment of the routes so that there will three routes, total.

Gray Line

The existing route (recently re-classified as "Gray Line" in anticipation of the new branches) has twenty stops, from northeast to southwest as follows:

Yellow and Black Lines

The branch line is about 95% complete at this point. The new line extends to Arrozales (map) and will open in late 2017. It may later be extended further eastward.

The current plan is once the branch line opens, the system will be re-conceptualized into 3 separate lines, with Gray being the original "El Estoque <-> Serpiente" line, Yellow being "El Estoque <-> Arrozales" and Black being "Arrozales <-> Serpiente." The newly adopted TT logo (above right) already incorporates this concept into its design, where the 3 branches form a "T" - thus the logo is an abstraced map of the system.

Taxis

Both car taxis and van jitneys (shared taxis, locally called dinaleros, named for the old-time one-dinar fare typically charged) are all privately owned and operated, but dispatch is controlled by Transportes Tarrasenses through various dispatch offices, and a unified fare payment system exists that allows the use of the same electronic cashless cards as for buses, trams and ferries.

Ferries

Ferries are of course important in an island country with several populated outlying islands. Ferries are unified to the transport system both in terms of scheduling and fare structure, as well as payment methods accepted. Notably, free transfers are generally allowed between ferries and buses and trams.

Unified Electronic Fare Payments Card (Trantarjeta)

Use of Trantarjeta in other venues

Public Perception and Criticism

In Tarrasean Culture

See Also