A new era has started in İzmir urban public transportation: The first reactions to the reduction of the number of buses in the city center and main arteries and transition to the transfer system were not positive. Within the scope of the project, KarşıyakaTransportation system of the 5 sub-region belonging to the main region of 42, including Bornova, Buca and Teleferik, has been changed.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality ESHOT General Directorate, which set out to reduce the traffic density in the city, shorten the waiting time at the stops and increase the alternatives in public transportation, implemented the 'Redesign of Transportation System' Project. Within the scope of the project, KarşıyakaThe transportation system of the 5 sub-region belonging to the 42 main region, including Bornova, Buca and Teleferik, has been redesigned. The first reactions to the system, which will reduce the number of buses in the city center and main arteries and bring transportation to the city center with the transfer system, were not positive.
Passengers arriving to the transfer centers, guided by officials here, some of the people of Izmir who are not aware of the change expressed difficulties. Word Güzelçiçek said he was late for work, he said:
“We've been able to go to work on a single bus before, now we're going to be connecting. I never liked the new system. I was going to work and I'm late. ”
Ege University student Erdal Kozan said that they got on the bus from Bornova, they thought to go to Alsancak, but they came to the transfer center. Kozan said, “I am looking for a way to go to Alsancak and I am trying to understand the system. Apparently, we are going back in public transport. ” Çiğdem Geçimli said, “I don't understand how we got here. They hung the banner saying, "The knot is unraveling," but they tie the knot themselves. "