In Ivano-Frankivsk, the fare on city buses may double
Due to the shortage of fuel and a significant increase in its price, the Union of Transportation Companies of Ivano-Frankivsk has already appealed to the municipality with the relevant requirements. The chairman of the union Oleg Stahiv says that with the current tariff of UAH 8, motor transport companies do not have the physical resources to refuel, transport and service all other costs. They offer to increase the tariff to at least UAH 10.
«Objectively, the tariff for today should be twice as high. If today it is UAH 8, then the adequate price, which is accepted in Lviv, should be within UAH 15. Yes, we understand that now is a difficult situation, it's the war nowadays and it's all really difficult. But some routes no longer operate, for example, № 26. Most routes have a limit on the number: instead of ten, there are five buses», says Oleg Stahiv.
Vitaliy Golutyak, director of Elektroavtotrans (a municipal transport company), also says that the municipal operator's fuel costs have increased significantly: «I think we will spend UAH 1.5 million more on fuel in May than in April. I can't say the exact number now. But the fact that it will be more, because the price has risen significantly - is clear. And the question is who will cover this difference. There are two options: either passengers through the tariff (increase - ed.), or the city will cover it with the budget», - says Golutyak.
Andriy Gigliuk, head of the Transport and Communications Department, told reporters that the decision to raise the tariff is being considered, but must be approved by the city council's executive committee.
«Bolt» electric scooter rental started in Chernivtsi and Vinnytsia
Simultaneously, in two cities, Chernivtsi and Vinnytsia, the service of renting electric scooters «Bolt» has been launched. In Chernivtsi, 300 scooters will be available for rent at the following rates: UAH 5 for unlocking and UAH 1.5 per minute of travel.
«Bolt» says there are restrictions on electric scooters speeds up to 20 km/h. Before the first trip, the user must be instructed in the safe operation of the scooter.
Demand for the service is high as the fuel crisis continues and urban public transport is doing worse than before the full-scale war.
In Lviv, the cost of travel by city buses increased
The decision was made during the executive committee today, May 27, due to rising prices and fuel shortages. At the same time, the fare in electric transport remains unchanged.
Routes that have been previously optimized and reduced due to fuel costs and shortages thereby will be able to run on a regular schedule.
«Bus traffic will resume to a greater extent. We also plan to return the routes that were abandoned - №10, №11, №44, №45, as well as №61 and №9, which had a shortened traffic scheme. We want to restore the normal operation of those routes that were optimized due to fuel problems. We will contact the operators, discuss all the details and deadlines in addition», - says the director of the Department of Urban Mobility and Street Infrastructure of the Lviv City Council Oleg Zabarylo.
Kyiv received three new three-section trams
«Kyiv receives 3-section low-floor trams. Each car is equipped with 59 seats, including for people with disabilities, and air conditioning both with air conditioning in the driver's cab. In total, the 26-meter three-section tram can carry about 260 passengers», said Mykola Povoroznyk, First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration. The trams were received in terms of the City Public Transport of Ukraine Program, which is financed by credit funds from the European Investment Bank.
In total, by the end of 2023, according to the terms of the contract, the capital will receive 20 tram cars with a 100% low floor level manufactured by Tatra-Yug LLC.
Two trolleybus routes resumed operation in Chernihiv
In Chernihiv, after the cessation of active battle actions, the Chernihiv Trolleybus Department managed to resume the operation of two trolleybus routes: 7A "City Hospital № 2 - Railway Station" (across 1 May Street) and 11T "Independence - Central Department Store" (across Shevchenko, Kyivska, Kirponos streets).
Also the meeting of the Executive Committee supported the proposals to make changes to the route network of a number of bus routes. “I would like to point out to the people of Chernihiv that these are temporary routes and, of course, if we have additional opportunities, we will change the routes and increase the number of units in the transport network. I think that our situation with the restoration of the catenary will improve a little, we will have more trolleybuses. Trolleybuses are available, we only need to restore the catenary. I hope that in the summer we will mostly restore the catenary network", said Chernihiv mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko during the meeting. According to the plans, 80 public transport units will work in Chernihiv every day: 60 buses (small and large class) and 20 trolleybuses.
Harkiv Metro extends operation, and autonomous trolleybuses launched instead of several bus routes
As Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on June 3 on a television marathon, the Kharkiv Metro will extend the operation from Saturday, June 4. "Starting on Saturday, we will change the train schedule. Trains will run from 06:30 until 20:00. Today they run according to the regime from 7 am to 7 pm,” Ihor Terekhov said. Nevertheless, citizens can use the stations as shelters during air attacks.
In addition, amid the fuel crisis and the physical destruction of a large number of buses, autonomous trolleybuses have been launched on several important bus routes.
Currently, PTS 12 trolleybuses operate on routes 119 and 304. If on the №119 route autonomous travel is used on several streets in the city center, the №304 route passes without a contact network for almost 13 kilometers in both directions.
Several tram routes resumed operation in Odessa
On June 2, the tram route №17 resumed operation in Odesa. The cars run between Kulikov Field and the 11th Station of the Great Fountain. Also on June 1, after a long break, tram routes №5 and №28 resumed their movement.