Important step for the metrobus ordeal

An important step for the Metrobus ordeal: A 24-month protocol was signed with TÜBİTAK to increase the efficiency of Metrobus and all bus lines in Istanbul. With the study, metrobus travel and waiting times will be shortened.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council approved IETT's 2013 Annual Report. IETT General Manager Hayri Baraçlı said that they realized their budget of over 2 billion by 90 percent and provided Istanbulites with a safe and quality journey in world standards.
Director Hayri Baraçlı stated that they carried 52 thousand 535 passengers per day with 8 vehicles on the 906-kilometer Söğütlüçeşme-Beylikdüzü metrobus line, carrying approximately 800 thousand passengers. Stating that they signed a 24-month protocol with TÜBİTAK in order to increase the efficiency of the metrobus and all bus lines in Istanbul, Baraçlı continued his words as follows: 'With this project we have initiated, we are creating a more flexible line structure. It will be an exemplary model that reduces the waiting and travel time of our passengers at the stops. We will have integrated the entire transportation system under the responsibility of IETT, comfortable, fast, reliable and with each other. '

Indicating that IETT serves with environmentalist vehicles on all lines, Baraçlı said that IETT is a giant institution with 7 235 employees. Expressing that they have traveled 2013 million, 3 million 59 thousand flights and covered 700 million kilometers and carried 5 million passengers with a fleet of 379 thousand 170 buses in 462; He noted that 6 percent of public transportation in Turkey was carried out by IETT.

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