.: MISSION AND VISION OF THE INSTITUTION:.

Law 34 of July 28, 1999 created the Transit Authority and Land Transportation as State Autonomous Agency.The information presented by the Second Edition of the Institution and functions Manual for January 2008 is based on the aforementioned Law

It includes information on legal history, objectives, functions and organizational structure of the various departments of the Bank. This is a consultation document for both the staff of the institution and its users and their elaboration was attended by Directors, heads of department and junior staff involved in the different areas of responsibility of the Bank.

The Manual should be reviewed periodically to ensure your upgrade versus natural changes that occur in the management of the institution.

 .: MISSION:.

The organization’s mission is to be a single entity operating transit and ground transportation to strengthen the sector and improve service, regular efficient mobilization of people, equipment and loads, addressing everything related to the regulation of events and activities motor vehicles, as well as everything related to road use.

 .: VISION:.

Panama, in the new millennium will be characterized by an increasing flow of traffic and land transport will require efficient mobilization of people, equipment and cargo, which is why the Transit Authority and Land Transportation and maintain leadership dynamics activities that are inherent, coverage of its core programs, commitment to community, diversity and quality of services it dispensed to fill the needs in regard to this matter.

On the other hand, establish a national policy on development of public passenger land transport, to achieve greater efficiency in planning, coordination, operation and rationalization of the different types of public passenger land transport, as well as an appropriate balance between the interests and needs of users, carriers and state.

 .: OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTITUTION:.

Plan, investigate, direct, supervise, monitor, and control the operations of transit and ground transportation in the Republic of Panama.

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HISTORY

Through Law 18 of March 3, 1941 are created traffic courts in the districts of Panama and Colon.

In September 1979 through Act 27, provides in Article I:

There will be two traffic courts in the district of Panama that is denominated Court Courts I and II respectively and one transit in the district of Columbus.

In 1992, June 30, you create two additional traffic courts, the Court III and IV in the district of Panama and one in the District of San Miguelito during the government of President Guillermo Endara.

The large number of accidents that occur in the country, creates the need to respond to the thousands of Panamanians who are involved in a collision, which is why the government of President Mireya Moscoso, was inaugurated two new trial on V and VI in order to expedite traffic hearings.

With six courts transit transit facilities located in The Villages 2000 – 2001 and one in the District of San Miguelito Panamanians receive expedited service at the time of being involved in a collision

TRAFFIC HEARING SUSPENSION
Drivers must know the conditions that lead a judge to suspend an audience of transit:

  1. When the inability of the injured is more than thirty days, the application is submitted to the Municipal Public Prosecutor.
  2. When the injured left with permanent and visible signal in the face about the case to prosecutors.
  1. When there is reasonable excuse by the parties involved in the accident, before the hearing date.
  2. A hearing is adjourned and a new date is given when one of the parties involved is injured and has to attend the Medical Examiner for that grant legal medical inability.
  3. When there are possible causes of the collision who have absconded and to maintain the license plate number to order the issuance of a subpoena ballot.
  4. When new tests should be performed as:
    A. Visual inspection.
    B. Measures of Reconstruction.

In addition to the transit hearings judges must rule on appeals for reconsideration having drivers in the Department of Minor Offenses. Every fifteen days are reported in 30-40 reconsideration resources each traffic court. The judge has the legal traffic according to Article 161 of Regulation Transit to reconsider the violation charge the driver if it determines that there was no merit to the imposition of such contravention.

The judges met, on a rotating basis, with five working days sitting court and have the obligation as follows:

  • The court signed shift this citation ballots collision cases and escape.
  • In addition, you must send the notes to Medical Examiner for fixing the inability of the injured driver.
  • Answer inquiries have people that have to do with traffic.
  • Report was filed in that court case.

Statistics reveal that in the months to less movement recorded an average of 600 thousand monthly collisions.This is one of the main causes of delay in the development of the hearings before the volume of cases recorded daily.

WHO APPOINTED A JUDGE OF TRANSIT

Article 25 of Law 34 states:

It will empower the Executive Branch through the Ministry of Government and Justice, for creating traffic court when justified by the needs of the service.

In exercising this also empowered the Executive Branch may make changes to the number, nomenclature, administrative organization, operating schedules traffic court location or who believe that currently exist, respecting budget availability and the economic potential of the state.

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Headquarters
CENTRAL TELEPHONE
502-0547 / 48
LEGAL ADVICE
502-0532
COLLISION AND LEAK
502-0551
SHOPPING
502-0516
Fax 502-0510
CAPACITY AND WEIGHT CONTROL
502-0542
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
502-0540
MINOR OFFENSES
502-0553
EXECUTING COURT
502-0546
OPERATION ROAD
502-0501
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS (STEP)
502-0556
PUBLIC RELATIONS
502-0593
VEHICULAR REVISED
502-0539
CASH
502-0552 Ext. 150
GREAT ALBROOK TERMINAL
502-0591
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ATTT (Monte Oscuro) 
SIGNING

502-0556
ANDES AGENCY
502-0603
CHORRERA ADDRESS
244 – 3266
COMPLAINTS:
502-0590/502-0592
WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS (PROVINCES)
CHORRERA
244-4883
CHEPO
296-8492
BORDER
727-7181
SONA (EMBALSADERO)
954-9225
THE SPINAL
995-0222
CURRENCY
976-1225
UNICO NATIONAL BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
OFFICE
502-0572/0574
502-0569
502-0570/71
502-0579 FAX
CHORRERA
254-1616
San Miguelito
502-0583
ADDRESSES PROVINCIAL
ADDRESS OF MOUTHS OF TORO
758-8402 fax
ADDRESS OF COLUMBUS
445-3732
COCLÉ ADDRESS
997-87-37/991-0692
CHIRIQUÍ ADDRESS
774-6715
HERRERA ADDRESS
Telefax 996-5203
ADDRESS OF SAINTS
994-8594
VERAGUAS ADDRESS
998-2742
SERTRACEN
ALBROOK
315-6500
AUTODEPT
315-6540
COMPLAINTS 800-ATTT
SOLE AGENTS INSIDE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Aguadulce
997-3749
COLUMBUS
445-3634
CHITRE
996-5203
CHIRIQUÍ
774-9279 DAVID
770-4461 BUGABA
BOQUERÓN 722-4249
770-7138 BARU
DOLEGA 776-0485
727-6715 STEP CONOAS
CHANGUINOLA
758-8166
SAINTS
966-8185
TABLES
994-0500
PENONOME
997-8198
SANTIAGO
998-0010

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Panama centeralized traffic light project

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is the purpose of the project?
Modernize traffic management in Panama City by Centralized Traffic System operating a Real-Time Adaptive System with 180 interconnected at signalized intersections Traffic Control Center to allow synchronization and adjustment of the times of all the lights. Besides pedestrian signals will be placed in 66 intersections, existing facilities for the visually impaired in 13 of the crosses. The system is complemented by five video surveillance cameras installed in strategic locations to display major roadways.
Where is the Traffic Control Center?
Is operating on the 19th floor of the building of National Lottery.How Does Real-Time Adaptive System?

  • Vehicles are detected by the sensors in the traffic lanes.
  • This information is sent in real time to the Traffic Control Center, through optical fiber network.
  • Computer programs control center automatically calculate the best times of green, offsets and cycle times for all intersections of the system, according to the number of vehicles detected.
  • Optimized solutions are sent back to the traffic lights controllers.
What are its benefits?
  • Improve vehicular mobility.
  • Shorter route.
  • Increased average speed main corridors.
  • Reduction in fuel consumption and air pollution.
  • Priority pass special vehicles.
  • Increasing road safety.
  • Regulating conflicting movements.
  • More safety in the crosswalk.
  • Facilities for visually impaired pedestrians.
  • Reduce vehicle accidents.
What is the importance of road safety culture?
Management culture has an impact drivers on the Centralized System, lack of culture in Panama Transit System will reduce the benefits.
, for example by blocking intersections, passing the red light, stop after line stops, parking in prohibited places, not using crosswalk facilities, making stops at unauthorized sites.
Why are so many lights?
The selection of the 180 intersections semaforizar is the result of traffic studies that support the need to control conflicting movements at intersections to improve service levels and to improve road safety for pedestrians and drivers
Who runs the project?
The Spanish company Telvent Traffic and Transport, SA, in two stages: 
Stage I: Studies, Design, Equipment and Installation of ending in January 2010 (B/.15.6 million), 
Stage II: Operation and Maintenance, extending for 7 years (B/.6.7 million).