350 new Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses will pave the way for an improved bus system in Casablanca this January.
Rabat – Alsa Al Baida, the company that currently manages Casablanca’s bus transportation system, has ordered 350 Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses from Europe.
One by one, Alsa will introduce the buses to Casablanca’s streets starting in January 2020. All of the new buses will be in circulation by 2021.
Since the drivers have already begun training on how to operate the new vehicles, the buses could be seen on the streets of Casablanca as early as Monday, December 9, for testing purposes.
The general director of Alsa Morocco, Alberto Pérez, emphasized the importance of updating Casablanca’s bus system in a statement: “These buses incorporate the latest technologies in safety, comfort and accessibility. They include security cameras, ticketing, GPS, and a wheelchair ramp.”
Along with these improved features, the Mercedes-Benz dealer added the main commercial points of the German manufacturer, “the Conecto model has excellent value for money. The “Euro VI engine is efficient and easy to maintain” with a “low purchase price”.
The buses are also “cushioned” and have the capacity to carry up to 98 passengers.
Alsa is the primary management of public transport in Spain. Under the umbrella company, National Express, an international public transport operator based in the UK, Alsa’s transportation system is present in the UK, Europe Continental, North America, the Middle East, and Morocco.
Alsa’s network extends to Marrakech, Agadir, Tangier, and Khouriba providing urban, tourist, personal, and school transportation. According to Alsa, the company already operates 130 lines with 653 buses in Morocco, demonstrating the “efficiency” that the company strives for, along with “high quality of service.”