📩 21/10/2023 14:39
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which aims to reduce urban traffic congestion in Bursa and maximize quality and comfort, has added 15 new vehicles to BURULAŞ. Special for the 100th anniversary of the Republic, '100. Red buses with 'Year' and 'Turkey Century' logos will start working on the streets of Bursa as of Monday.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which focuses on rail system, new roads, bridge and intersection investments to solve the transportation problem in Bursa, also carries out studies to spread the public transportation culture in the city. In Bursa, where the number of vehicles registered to traffic exceeds 1 million and increases by 30-40 thousand every year, the waiting time at the station was reduced to 2 minutes with signaling optimization and the capacity was increased by 66 percent. While construction continues on the Emek-Şehir Hospital rail system line, planned for uninterrupted transportation to the City Hospital, the number of citizens who prefer public transportation is increasing day by day. BURULAŞ, which carries an average of 1 million people in public transportation every day, has added a new capacity increase to meet the demands in public transportation more effectively. 15 newly purchased new vehicles were included in the BURULAŞ fleet with a ceremony. Thus, the number of vehicles owned by BURULAŞ, excluding contracted chamber and cooperative vehicles, increased to 558 in total. With this purchase, the average fleet age of BURULAŞ vehicles decreased from 9 to 8.6 years.
“We do not see it as a source of income”
Speaking at the ceremony attended by AK Party Deputy Chairman and Bursa Deputy Efkan Ala, Bursa Deputy Ahmet Kılıç, AK Party Provincial Chairman Davut Gürkan, Bursa Private Public Bus Drivers Chamber President Sadi Eren and BURULAŞ executives, Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş said that Bursa is growing and developing day by day. and said that the population is based on 3 and a half million. Stating that transportation is one of the priority issues in Bursa, which is a city with high economic activity, Mayor Aktaş announced that after the Emek-Şehir Hospital line, the Ministry also took over the University-Görükle line with the decision published in the Official Gazette with the signature of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Drawing attention to the importance of public transportation, Mayor Aktaş said, “Public buses are especially important in transportation. Some people in Turkey say, 'We do not carry people over the age of 65.' Some municipalities say 'We cannot support'. We do not see this as a source of profit. We see it as a requirement of being a social state and social municipality. We consider private public buses as a stakeholder by subsidizing them. "We are trying to solve this problem together," he said.
“Families provide public transportation cards for their children”
Stating that Bursa provides the cheapest transportation among the top 5 metropolitan cities, Mayor Aktaş said, “Families now prefer 200 TL monthly public transportation cards for their children. Because service fees seem high to families now. This year, the number of public transportation users has increased abnormally, especially student mobility. We transport more than a million people a day. For this reason, some disruptions, congestion and delays occur. In order to eliminate this, we are putting 15 new buses into service, which we will put on the troublesome lines, by saying Bismillah, starting from Monday morning. Our new vehicles will be a breath of fresh air for Bursa public transportation. Please know that we will make additions and touches if necessary. People use our vehicles to get to work and school in the mornings, and to their spouses and homes in the evenings. We are trying to do this in the most perfect and trouble-free way through BURULAŞ with our 2950 personnel. "Congratulations to our new vehicles," he said.
AK Party Deputy Chairman and Bursa Deputy Efkan Ala thanked Bursa Metropolitan Municipality for bringing public transportation vehicles produced in Turkey into the municipality and making them available to the citizens. Wishing that the new buses will be beneficial to the city and the people of Bursa, Efkan Ala said, “Our understanding of service in municipality is to provide the citizens with the most satisfaction. "I congratulate those who contributed," he said.
After the speeches, Mayor Aktaş and his entourage examined the buses put into service and received information from the authorities. Special for the 100th anniversary of the Republic, '100. Red buses with 'Year' and 'Turkey Century' logos will start working on the streets of Bursa as of Monday.