Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico)

Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico)
National Transportation Safety Board
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Official seal and emblem
Agency overview
Formed April 1, 1967
Preceding agency Secretariat of Communications and Public Works
Jurisdiction Federal government of Mexico
Headquarters Av. Xola y Universidad S/N, Col Narvarte, Deleg. Benito Juárez. Ciudad de México
Employees 800 (2006)
Annual budget US$76.7 million (2006)
Agency executive Dionisio Pérez-Jácome Friscione, Chairman
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The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, "Secretariat of Communications and Transport" SCT) of Mexico is a federal entity that regulates commercial road traffic and broadcasting. Its headquarters are in the Torre Libertad on Reforma in Mexico City but some aspects of the department still function at the old head quarters located at the intersection of Eje Central and Eje 4 Sur (Xola). The building is decorated with murals created by arranging small colored stones on the building's outer walls.

The new headquarters of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation in the Tore Libertad in Mexico City
Close up of the mural of the tower portion of the headquarters used in the 70's.

The ministry's mission statement reads "To give the country transportation and communication systems that, by various means, make possible the union of all Mexicans and connect them with the rest of the world, taking advantage of technological innovation, promoting the creation of accumulation value and social and economic development, balanced and sustainable, with sincere respect to our unique cultures and the environment." [1]


Historical nomenclature

The forerunner of the modern-day SCT was created in 1891 under President Porfirio Díaz and was known as the Secretariat of Communications (Secretaría de Comunicaciones); its first incumbent as secretary was Manuel González Cosío. In 1920 it was renamed to the Secretariat of Communications and Public Works (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas; "SCOP"). It acquired its present name in 1959.

Secretaries of Communications and Transport

The SCT is headed by the Secretary of Communications and Transport, a member of the federal executive cabinet. Under the 1917 Constitution, this position has been held by the following individuals:

Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 1920-1924
Juan Andrew Almazán, 1930-1931
Emilio Gamboa, 1992-1994
Guillermo Ortiz, 1994
Pedro Cerisola, 2000-2006
Luis Téllez Kuenzler, 2006-
  • Under President Plutarco Elías Calles (1924–1928)
    • 1924–1925: Adalberto Tejeda
    • 1925–1926: Eduardo Ortiz
    • 1926–1928: Ramón Ross
  • Under President Emilio Portes Gil (1928–1930)
    • 1928–1930: Javier Sánchez Mejorada
  • Under President Pascual Ortiz Rubio (1930–1932)
    • 1930–1931: Juan Andrew Almazán
    • 1931–1932: Gustavo P. Serrano
    • 1932: Miguel M. Acosta Guajardo
  • Under President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río (1934–1940)
    • 1934–1935: Rodolfo Elías Calles
    • 1935–1939: Francisco J. Múgica
    • 1939–1940: Melquiades Angulo
  • Under President Miguel Alemán (1946–1952)
    • 1946–1952: Agustín García López
  • Under President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (1952–1958)
    • 1952–1955: Carlos Lazo
    • 1955–1958: Walter Cross Buchanan
  • Under President Luis Echeverría Álvarez (1970–1976)
    • 1970–1976: Eugenio Méndez Docurro
  • Under President Miguel de la Madrid (1982–1988)
    • 1982–1984: Rodolfo Félix Valdez
    • 1984–1988: Daniel Díaz Díaz
  • Under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988–1994)
    • 1988–1992: Andrés Caso Lombardo
    • 1992–1994: Emilio Gamboa Patrón
  • Under President Vicente Fox (2000–2006)
    • 2000–2006: Pedro Cerisola y Weber
  • Under President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006–2012)
  • Under President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006–2009)
    • 2009–2012: Juan Molinar Horcasitas

Agencies of the SCT

The Direction General of Civil Aeronautics is the agency under the SCT that regulates aviation.[2]


  1. ^ "SCT Informacion general". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ "[ GUIDELINES FOR ENTRANCE TO MEXICO OF FOREIGN AIRCRAFT PERFORMING NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE AIR TRANSPORT.]" Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. August 11, 2003. Retrieved on January 26, 2011.

See also

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