Minibus tradesmen in Bursa complain about the damage to be caused by the T1 tram line, which is being built by the Metropolitan Municipality at full speed. The dolmushers state that after the T1 Tram Project, which was initiated in the name of pedestrianizing the urban traffic, the transformation of the existing minibuses into taxis will be painful.
With the T1 Project, which covers the routes of Altıparmak Caddesi, Atatürk Caddesi, İnönü Street, Uluyol Street, Kent Square, Darmstad Street, Stad Street and planned to be completed in April, the Metropolitan Municipality wants to remove approximately 30 minibuses from 261 stops. The Bursa Chamber of Drivers and Cars claims that this view is wrong and it would be correct to calculate 17 vehicles from 146 stops as a result of the feasibility studies.
The information meeting, organized by Bursa Chamber of Drivers and Automobile Drivers, was held at Atalay Prince Wedding Hall. At the meeting, it was reported that there were approximately 350 minibus drivers to be affected by the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality's return from minibus to taxi.
Bursa Chauffeur and Automobile Shop Tradesman Chamber President Hasan Topçu, minibus shopkeepers always next to the negativity, and said they would carry the negative.
Topçu said: “A one-sided T1 transport system will not facilitate public transportation. As Bursa Chamber of Drivers and Cars, we also support the people living in Bursa for more economical and convenient transportation. It would be unfair to say that the minibus transportation system creates traffic density in Bursa. In the absence of main minibuses, the use of private vehicles will increase. Minibuses are both economical and comfortable means of transportation for citizens.
At the meeting, it was decided to act jointly against the municipality.