The best transport system of 2015 Metrobus: The International Land Transport Association (IRU) named Metrobus in Istanbul as the 'best transport system' of 2015.
IRU's "Smart Transport" awards were given at the Busworld fair in Brussels the previous day. According to the statement made by the IRU, the "Excellent Bus" award was given to Istanbul's fast bus system, Metrobüs. In the statement, "50 thousand people use the 800-kilometer-long route that connects Istanbul's main metro and tram lines every day." It was said.
"METROBUS SAVES ITS USERS FOR 3 YEARS"
In the file IETT submitted while applying for the award, "Before this project, the journey on the same route took 3 hours." It was said. It was argued that the number of vehicles participating in the traffic decreased by 80 thousand thanks to the metrobus.
In the file, which is stated that Metrobus has provided 2012 minutes to passengers per day since 97, it was stated that this would correspond to 3 years in a lifetime. It was recorded that the average speed of the system was 35 kilometers per hour.
"THEY LOOKED AT US AS A CLASS 2 CITIZENS"
Stating that the passenger safety has also increased thanks to the Metrobus traveling on its reserved road, IETT drew attention to the fact that there are cameras on the road with every bus and stop. It was noted that the metrobus route can also be used in emergency situations such as natural disasters. IETT, who also conveyed the opinions of some passengers, said, "Before the Metrobus, those in cars used to look at those on the bus like 2nd class people, now we pass them quickly when traffic jams. He stated what he said.
HALF OF IETT'S REVENUES FROM METROBUS
The document also stated that the perception that public transportation is not a profitable business was broken with the Metrobus system and said, “Half of the transportation fee revenues of IETT comes from the Metrobus system and the expenses in other bus lines are covered by the resources coming from here. In addition, employment opportunities are provided to 500 people such as drivers, cleaning staff, security guards and maintenance staff. " statements were included.
Thanks to the metrobus, the rate of harmful gases released into the air has also decreased.
METROBUS WILL BE SPREADING WORLDWIDE
In the statement that this passionate project was put into practice with the superior political determination of the Istanbul Municipality, it was stated that the jury praised the project. It was noted that IETT now supports the implementation of similar projects in other cities around the world.
Bringing together bus, minibus, taxi and truck operators, IRU was founded in 1948 and has members and activities in more than 100 countries.