Tren Urbano (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
The Puerto Rico Integrated Transportation Authority (PRITA) or Autori-dad de Tránsporte Integrado (ATI), serves the San Juan Urbanized Area through heavy rail and bus public transportation. The Tren Urbano (English: Urban Train) is a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) fully automated rapid transit system that serves the municipalities of San Juan, Guaynabo and Bayamón in Puerto Rico. The Tren Urbano consists of 16 stations operating on 10.7 miles (17.2 km) of track along a single line. Tren Urbano is the Caribbean's first rapid transit system.
The MIT Transit Lab consulted on the Tren Urbano project as part of a nine year partnership with the Puerto Rico transportation Authority. MIT students and staff worked with local students at the University of Puerto Rico to study and advise on the design, operation and scheduling of the Tren Urbano rail system. This project was the first formal research partnership between the MIT Transit Lab and a transit agency, and formed the basis for future partnerships with the CTA, MBTA, TFL and MTR.