Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Will Receive 304 New Buses

The new public transportation system, which provides a 10 kuruş discount to the first boarding fee in the full tariff and pays 50 kurus for each of the first two transfers, was approved by the majority of votes in the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council. Discount and transfer advantage time has been increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes. İzmir has the cheapest public transportation among the three major cities.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer He also gave a good news to the parliament. “We will sign the tender for 304 new buses in a week or two,” Soyer said.

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality changed the public transportation fee system and tariff. While the time providing discount and transfer advantage was increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes, the first boarding fee in the full tariff was reduced from 3,56 TL to 3,46. It was decided that only full boarding passengers pay 50 kurus for the first and second transfers after the first boarding. Student, teacher and 60 age tariffs were not changed. Those in this group will not pay a transfer fee either. The new system will be implemented from September 1.

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer He also gave a good news in the parliament. Stating that the tender for the purchase of 304 new buses has been made and the objection period has expired, Soyer said, "We will sign the tender for the purchase of 304 new buses in a couple of weeks."

Soyer: "There is a loss of 225 million lira in revenue"

President speaking in parliament Tunç Soyeremphasized that the system and tariff change is a necessity, especially with the worsening economic picture after the pandemic. Stating that in the five-month period between March and July, there was a loss of 2019 million TL in revenue compared to the same period of 225, Mayor Soyer said, “Among the three metropolitan cities, the cheapest public transportation is in Izmir. The increase in the dollar is 35 percent, the increase in the euro is 40 percent, and the increase in gold is 97 percent. There is a serious increase in the price of everything in Turkey. We are a public institution that has to balance the income and expense," he said. Mayor Soyer said that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality built the metro line with its own authority and that Izmir is the only city in Turkey in this regard, and that the public transportation system needs support.

Arrangement to Muhtar İzmirim Card

The Mukhtar Izmirim Card application, which was initiated by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality a while ago and enables the headmen to benefit from public transportation free of charge, was put to the vote again by making a regulation in the legislation upon the warning of the Court of Accounts. In accordance with the unanimous regulation, mukhtars will continue to benefit from public transportation free of charge. The cost of public transportation of mukhtars will be covered by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.

Transportation 30 penny on August 1

The Assembly also unanimously decided that on the 30th of August Victory Day, the public transportation fee should be 1 kurus.

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