The Mayan Train will link five states on the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast Mexico: Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas and Yucatan.
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Funds would be part of a larger aid package for southern Mexico.
The fact that Merida was chosen as the 2020 site for the national tourist fair is evidence that Yucatan is a priority for the federal government.
The price tag for the Mayan Train may be 10 times more than previously estimated, according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness.
Mayan Train terminal will be built at Cancun airport.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters that there would be no more federal funding for the Mexican Grand Prix beyond October.
The federal government will pay its share of the Mayan Train with money saved by shutting 46 ProMexico offices around the world.
The director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), Rogelio Jiménez Pons. Photo: Faceboook
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation warned that it will oppose the Maya Train and creation of a national guard.
Bids on the project will have to propose the location of the stations, propose ways to run the line though populated areas, evaluate archaeological and environmental impact and propose logistics for the entire thing.
Graphic: Courtesy Tren Maya The Mayan Train will increase the surplus value of land, houses and apartments in...
The president of Mexico says the Mayan Train project has all the necessary environmental impact studies. Photo: Facebook
As “democratic” as the Mayan Train referendum may seem, it has no validity under current law, and the speed at which this initiative is moving forward is "concerning."
Indigenous communities are resisting rapid development of $1.1 billion of wind and solar panel farms. What does this mean for the Mayan Train project?
A reported 89.9 percent of voters granted their consent to the Mayan Train project over the weekend.
Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, just in time for the Mayan Train project on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Promoting the so-called Mayan Train, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's staff have released a three-minute animated cartoon. AMLO himself has a cameo.
Angered at not being consulted beforehand, various grass-roots organizations representing indigenous communities said they don't want the Mayan Train to proceed.
Not long after announcing a start date for bids and construction, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he let voters decide on his proposed Mayan Train project.
A Mexican group of hotel, resort and real estate companies has expressed interest in being among the private investors financing the Mayan Train.
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