📩 30/10/2019 13:01
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş stated that the prices of public transportation in the city have remained almost the same in the last 2 years. "Around 50 pounds," he said.
In the Metropolitan City Council, it was brought up by the opposition that it is difficult for seniors over the age of 65 to have their cards visa once a year, or that this should not be done or should be free.
“The seniors are using their cards to someone else”
Burulaş General Manager Mehmet Kürşat Çapar, informing the council members, “As Burulaş, we have a daily turnover of 1 million liras. We lose about 12-13 percent in public transportation. This is a cost that we bear due to free transportation. One of the problems we frequently encounter in our citizens over 65 is that cards are used by others. Actually, I wouldn't bring up this issue. But it is useful to explain. Our elderly citizen is using his 55-year-old friend to his relative. It is inevitable to bear some cost related to updating and changing this. Free shipping costs a lot. We supported public buses to avoid problems. We brought the subsidy system to help public buses behave well over the age of 65 or over. These should be considered by considering the costs associated with the institution and similar offers ”.
Noting that the average prices in public transportation have not increased in 2 years, Kürşat Çapar said, “We experienced a 2-48 percent cost increase compared to inflation in 50 years. Electricity was raised 105 percent. We previously carried 220 million passengers a year, now we carry 250 million passengers. There has been a 12 percent increase in the number of passengers and contributes to reducing our cost per person. While the money we collected per ride 2 years ago was 1,69 lira, today this figure is 1.70 lira. While the transportation cost per person in private public buses is 2.10 lira, the transportation cost per person in Burulaş buses is around 2.70 lira. The personal rights of our employees and the fact that we operate inefficient lines increase this figure. Despite carrying under cost, we have made a main investment of 61 million liras. We have contributed to the bus purchase, the establishment of the camera and control center, truss, signalization investment and transportation master plan. In our financial statement; Even though we have a damaging structure, we only suffer as much as 13 percent of the elderly and disabled people we carry for free. We have argued that it is unfair to attribute the damage caused by 13 percent disabled or elderly people to those who travel with a limited budget. We did not raise for him in 2 years, ”he said.