At the Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Assembly meeting, Mayor Zorluoğlu received a statement about the rail system. Making an assessment at the Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Assembly meeting, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “We are working on 2 important transportaion documents. One of them is the Transportation Master Plan, which has always been talked about, but has not been implemented. At the end of this year, the backbone of the Transportation Master Plan will emerge. It will be available in 2022. Public transportation and light rail systems will be included in these proposals. After the Master Plan is put in front of us, we will evaluate the Light Rail system much more accurately. When we brought the issue to the agenda at the Ministry of Transport, they asked if there is a Transportation Master Plan. When they said we don't have it, they said there was nothing to talk about light rail. Hopefully, when this figure emerges, we will go to the ministry with a draft plan at the end of this year and go to the table with the dynamics of the city.
“When we brought up the issue regarding Trabzon's light rail system at the Ministry of Transport, they asked if you have a Transportation Master Plan. When we said no, they said there is nothing more to talk about light rail. So we had to do this and we started. Hopefully, when the main figure emerges at the end of this year, we will go to our Minister of Transport and discuss this issue with the dynamics of our city, even if it is a draft report, and we will make every effort to make Trabzon reach such a modern transportation demand. The information just presented is the information provided by the team that prepared the Transportation Master Plan. In the preparation team of the Transportation Master Plan, we have 3 professors, mainly the Head of the KTU Transportation Department. They are also actively involved in the work. The Transport Master Plan is not just about transport and traffic. They are actually urban planning plans. "
“Our other project accepted by the Ministry of Transport is the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. A 4 Million Euro project. In other words, it is a very large study that will clearly reveal how pedestrians can reach from one place to another with bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles. Our Ministry of Transport accepted this. This is the EU Project. It is all our work. With the Transportation Master Plan and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, we will enter the process of creating areas where not only vehicles but also pedestrians can move more easily in Trabzon from now on. Each of these has to be on a plan. With these two plans, everyone in a management position will take steps in the future of Trabzon. " used expressions.