López Obrador plans a $7 billion Chichén Itzá Express
Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has presented a plan to connect the Yucatán Peninsula with a tourism railroad service that would cost as much as $7 billion to build.
The train will pass through Calakmul, Tulum, Bacalar, Mérida and Valladolid, with a highpoint at the Chichén Itzá archeological site.
The project is to be funded by $350 million a year for the nation's tourism fund. But that will amount to only a part of what is needed. The rest is to be funded by private investment.