İzmir Metropolitan Municipality takes the transportation cooperatives working in districts outside the city center under the control of ESHOT General Directorate and includes them in the public transportation network. Buses called İZTAŞIT depart from Seferihisar instead of minibuses.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is undertaking an important project that will increase public transportation opportunities to districts outside the city center. Motor transport cooperatives, which generally serve with minibuses, are included in İzmir's public transportation network. The first step of the project will be taken from Seferihisar. The new buses, called İZTAŞIT, will be introduced in the district center on Saturday, December 28th. Mayor Tunç Soyer will also attend the ceremony.
Within the scope of the project, transportation cooperatives operating in a dispersed way in Seferihisar were gathered under one roof. Vehicle owners purchased 28 new buses of a uniform type by joining forces. The vehicles were prepared in accordance with the public transportation in the İnciraltı Garage of ESHOT General Directorate.
Boarding with Izmirim Card
İZTAŞIT flights will start between Seferihisar and İzmir on 29 December Sunday. As with all public transportation vehicles, İZTAŞITs will be boarded with “İzmirim Card”. Timetables can be viewed on the ESHOT website and on the ESHOT application, which can be installed on smartphones.
Disabled and over 65
ESHOT buses with a “free” boarding right for 40 percent and over disabled report holders, a person accompanied by severely disabled people and citizens over the age of 65, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Seferihisar Local Service Directorate can take a free photo İZTAŞIT'larını.
ESHOT will be supervised
Vehicles, drivers and cooperative management will be under the supervision of ESHOT. All trainings given to ESHOT drivers will be given to İZTAŞIT drivers regularly. Transportation planning will be done by ESHOT. The management of Seferihisar-Ürkmez Transportation Cooperative No. 43 will follow the working order and departure times. Both vehicle owners and ESHOT Directorate General of Data Processing Department will see the data of the fee collection devices (validator) to be installed in İZTAŞIT. The sum of revenues and free boarding per vehicle will be paid to owners on a regular basis each month.
Frequent expeditions to each neighborhood
Seferihisar-İzmir and Ürkmez-İzmir lines and Seferihisar public transportation service will be provided only by İZTAŞIT buses. IZTAŞIT'ların often work with hours of departure will not go to the neighborhood and village. İZTAŞITs will use the existing ESHOT stops. Risks created by minibuses in traffic will be eliminated.
It will spread to all districts
İZTAŞIT'ların in the near future in the peninsula, then in all the surrounding districts of Izmir is targeted to work. In this direction, ESHOT General Directorate continues to negotiate with the administrations of motor carriers cooperatives serving in districts.
Characteristics of İZTAŞIT
The eight-meter-long vehicles can seat 21 passengers, 60 of them sitting. Equipped with the latest technology, comfortable, Euro 6 emission standards, disabled friendly, air-conditioned, camera and low-floor buses, thanks to the GPRS device is compatible with the fleet tracking system.