Goal 4: Facilitate economic growth by ensuring El Salvador’s labor force is protected from crime while transiting to and from work, and ensuring that the public transportation service providers serving the labor force are protected from crime. Behind Schedule Initial agreements were made between USG and GOES to maintain continued direct communications to define strategies to combat crimes involving public transport. GOES has undertaken important actions such as the establishment of the 911 emergency system, video surveillance, effective coordination with certain municipalities to improve the safety of public transportation, and the start of the SITRAMSS system. However, for this reporting period the joint Task Force indicated in the plan still does not exist. Insecurity in public transportation continues, which is why it is necessary to improve coordination both within the PNC and with other institutions in order to accomplish strategies and actions that improve the safety of public transportation. On issues of transparency, the Vice Ministry of Transportation (VMT) has adopted different measures to strengthen public management, such as the signing of integrity pacts with private sector bidders for public tenders, including the new transportation system (SITRAMSS). The VMT has also made progress on the construction of a branch of the Transparency House at VMT facilities, which will serve as an Access to Information Office where users will be able to present requests for information. A public opinion survey will be conducted in September 2013 to measure changes in the past year on the perception of safety on public transportation routes.