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Yucatán approves financing for electric ‘trams’ but questions remain

The budget for these electric buses, constructed in the style of European trams, has now been approved to the tune of 735 million pesos — roughly 36.3 million USD.

Judge blocks 7-tower complex in Mérida’s north

Yucatán’s fourth district judge has ruled that the residential complex known as Infinitum is unsustainable.

Drivers infuriated by dangers where train work clashes with Mérida-Cancún highway

Delays caused by construction are causing major headaches for divers on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway. Major construction kicked off over a year ago along the...

Drivers ‘seeing red’ over Mérida’s confusing new pedestrian traffic lights

Drivers in Mérida are complaining about new pedestrian crosswalk lights being installed across the city.

U.S. drivers wanting to fill up in Mexico hit with an...

Over the weekend, Mexico's federal government announced that it would be temporarily suspending its gas price subsidies along its northern border. 

Yucatán’s hotels are bouncing back, with Valladolid leading the pack

Overall, hotels in Yucatán have seen a 25% increase in bookings when compared to this time last year.

Mexico’s newest airport has no restaurants or even running water in...

Travelers have taken to social media to complain about the airport’s limited amenities, including a lack of food and bathrooms without running water. 

Expats asked to weigh in on a Calle 47 culinary corridor

Several members of Mérida’s international community participated in a focus group to discuss the potential for a project described as a “culinary corridor” along Calle 47 east of the Remate. 

Cozumel locals fight back against the construction of a massive new...

Environmental activists on the island of Cozumel are protesting the construction of a new dock which they say would irreparably harm the island's delicate ecosystem.

Rails for the Mayan Train are being laid near Chichén Itzá

Rails are now being laid near Chichén Itzá for the first tests of the Mayan Train.

Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

Mérida slated to build nearly 100 new highrise towers

Housing and business developments in Mérida have historically been fairly “close to the ground,” but that seems to be changing.

Building in Yucatán to get even more expensive in 2022

Over the past several years, construction costs in Yucatán have risen sharply and all signs point to even higher prices in 2022..

The new Mayan Train director says the project is 7 months...

Javier May Rodríguez, the Mayan Train’s recently appointed director, says the rail project is seven months behind schedule.

New legal challenges to Mayan Train ignored by AMLO’s government

Construction of the Mayan Train’s rail network continues its momentum, despite at least 25 legal injunctions against the project — including two more this week.

Progreso spearheads new effort to clean up illegal dumpsites

Residents in Progreso and other communities on Yucatán's northern coast are complaining of illegal garbage dumps.

Massive internet outage continues across much of Mexico

Sometime before 10:30, Tuesday night reports of internet outages began to flow across social media.

Tourists face long lines and cramped ferries in Mayan Riviera

Travelers in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are dealing with long lines and wait times as the number of cruise ships continues to increase.

New ‘come and go’ bus route to simplify rides on Mérida’s...

The new bus route known as the “va y ven,” which translates to “come and go,” began operation on Saturday along the entirety of Mérida’s Periferico circuit.

Mexico reverses on Mayan Train station, plans new La Plancha stop...

Mérida’s former train station at La Plancha has gone unused for decades and is now part of the grounds of the ESAY, Yucatán’s art college. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Mexico to build 2 new power plants in Yucatán

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced yesterday that his government is committed to building two new power plants in Yucatán.

Yucatán looks to reboot its tourism industry through major investments

The state government has announced that it will be investing nearly 1.4 billion pesos (67 million USD) in four new projects to revitalize Yucatán's tourism sector. 

Progreso’s boardwalk is now for pedestrians only and reactions are mixed

Progreso’s boardwalk has permanently closed to motor vehicle traffic to make way for pedestrians.

No new timeline given as Mérida’s paso deprimido is delayed yet...

For the fourth time now, Mérida’s city hall has announced delays in the reopening of Paseo de Montejo’s paso deprimido underpass.