Izmir Metropolitan Republic of Turkey State Railways of the municipality (TCDD) was established in partnership Izmir Commuter Transportation System Joint Stock Company (İZBAN), International Association of Public Transport, the largest organization in the world in the transport sector (UITP) by the "Best Collaboration" category was awarded first prize.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu and TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman received the award of İZBAN at the ceremony held within the scope of the World Congress organized by UITP in Geneva. Kocaoglu and Karaman award, UITP President Osman Thiam and gave UITP Middle East and Turkey Director Kaan Yıldızgöz. Sabahattin Eriş, İZBAN General Manager and İZBAN Assistant General Manager and Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev was also present.
Founded in 1885, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has 92 corporate members in 3 countries in the field of public transportation.
Tolerance and reconciliation project
Speaking at the awards ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, it 2 years ago, on 6 March 2011 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Republican People's Party Chairman Kemal izban opened by Kılıçdaroğlu's only Turkey's largest He said that it is a big and exemplary step in terms of developing a culture of reconciliation and cooperation together.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD founded percent xnumx'ş in partnership İZBAN Inc., that they were very happy that many models sample the city passing through the railway in Turkey noted that President Kocaoglu, "We are most central to local government We are delighted that this project, which the government carried out hand in hand, was called a 'Tolerance and Reconciliation Project'. Achieving this in Izmir, which has been known as the city of tolerance throughout history, is also a source of pride for us..
2011 held in Dubai in the International Public Transport Association's 59. At the World Congress and Fair, as Izmir Metropolitan Municipality; Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu reminded that they have received Regional Award with “90 minute transfer system ığ which we provide integration between bus, metro, ferry and suburban.
EXPO emphasis in Geneva
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor continued: İZ The number of passengers benefiting from public transportation in our city was based on the daily 1.5 million thanks to İZBAN, which created its own passengers. Our goal is to reduce the traffic load in the city by reducing the number of passengers we carry with İZBAN up to 550 thousand per day, to reduce the number of vehicles in traffic and thus to prevent environmental pollution caused by exhaust gas. The contribution of this business to the economy is also important. ”
Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, who also emphasized EXPO to the UITP delegates, said, “Our efforts to make contemporary İzmir an exemplary city in every aspect are continuing at an increasing pace. Now we are preparing Izmir for the EXPO 2020 journey. We have no doubt that the light that İzmir will light up for the EXPO will illuminate our way throughout history. ”
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman said in his speech: “We are two partners and we get along very well.”
Stating that İZBAN is not only a technical but also a social project, Karaman said, “We always talked; Just because this project will one day be an example to the world. That day is today ”.
Source: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality