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|Native name||Transportes Tarrasenses|
Jessitim Transport Services,
|Area served||Tárrases (all islands)|
|Transit type||local and regional buses|
trams (light rail)
dispatch for private taxis
local and international ferries
|Number of lines||tbd bus routes|
3 tram routes
24 ferry routes
|Number of stations||tbd|
|Chief Executive Officer||María Hhappenesorit|
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).
- 1 Formation and History
- 2 Organizational Structure
- 3 Services
- 4 Unified Electronic Fare Payments Card (Trantarjeta)
- 5 Public Perception and Criticism
- 6 In Tarrasean Culture
- 7 See Also
Formation and History
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)
- 218 Cabo Gordo ⇔ Terminales (vía Serpiente)
- 302 Serpiente ⇔ Faraón (vía Parque Podredumbre, San Caspio, Playa La Rata)
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.
The existing route (recently re-classified as "Gray Line" in anticipation of the new branches) has twenty stops, from northeast to southwest as follows:
- Serpiente Ascendente ( )
- Politécnico ( )
- Ixekkodew ( )
- Parque McKay ( )
- Gobierno ( )
- Mezquita ( )
- Espada de Bronce ( )
- Juegos - Parque Nuevo ( )
- Ensalada ( )
- Catedral ( )
- Universidad ( )
- Piratas ( )
- Gautama Azulejos ( )
- Aérodromo ( )
- Transbordadores ( )
- Cruceros ( )
- Metropolitana ( )
- Cerro de Humos ( )
- Submarino ( )
- Terminal del Estoque ( )
Yellow and Black Lines
The branch line is about 95% complete at this point. The new line extends to Arrozales () 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.
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 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.