First Step Taken for Minibus Boarding in Izmir

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is getting ready to start the pilot application of the new system developed to include minibuses in the public transportation system from Seferihisar. Meeting with the minibus owners in the district, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “Our first priority is not to play with your bread. As a municipality, we do not compete with the public transport tradesmen, ”he said. When the system is implemented, ESHOT will be pulled from the line where the minibuses operate. The passenger will be charged with the mileage calculation.

Continuing its efforts to integrate into the urban public transport system, vans Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will be the first in Turkey, "the pilot" acted to start from Seferihisar. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu as well as İzmir Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers Union President Zekeriya Mutlu, İzmir Chamber of Drivers Celil Anık and Seferihisar Minibüsçüler Automobile Companies and the Chairman of the Chamber of Drivers Ahmet Acar and the Secretary General of the Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Buğra Gökçe and ESHOT General Manager Raif Canbek also attended.

"We will not compete with tradesmen"
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that they have been working for a long time and looking for a formula in order to ensure full integration in public transportation by including the minibuses in the card boarding system and said, “We have tradesmen who have been in this profession for 30 years. First of all, our first priority is not to play with the bread of the tradesmen. As a municipality, we do not compete with public transport tradesmen. Our duty is to protect your rights rather than ourselves. If we are going to do a job that will put our minds in front of us, we are not here anyway. You have labor in the past of this city. This effort and experience should definitely be evaluated in the future, ”he said.

There will be no ESHOT on the minibus line
President Kocaoğlu, who explained the new system to the minibus tradesmen and answered the questions they had in their minds, one by one and sincerely, said: “When we start to implement the system, ESHOT will be pulled from the line where the minibuses operate. The passenger will be charged with the mileage calculation. Right drives out the wrong, lucrative work drives out less profitable work. We will establish a new system. As your mayor, I recommend this system. If necessary, we go over it again, offer our mutual ideas and develop the system further. I have made many firsts, by agreeing and compromising. I have not blew anyone's nose until today, and thank God nobody blew my nose. Because I'm the man who always put the needle in myself. "

Thanks to the shopkeeper
Zekeriya Mutlu, the president of the Union of Chambers of Izmir Craftsmen and Artisans said that they are working on integration project with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in order to provide a better service to the city. Mutlu said that a trial study will be done in Seferihisar, "We want this integration," he said. Seferihisar Minibuses Automobile and Driver Room President Ahmet Acar also thanked President Aziz Kocaoglu for his support and contributions to minibus tradesmen.

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