Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş announced that they will buy 300 new buses to EGO. Yavaş said that it is difficult to implement a light rail system or a metrobus project because of the overpasses.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality organized “Ankara Transportation Workshop amacıyla in order to form future transportation policies in the field of public transportation which has an important place in urban life.
While the General Directorate of EGO gathered all the stakeholders to build a high quality, environmentally friendly and visionary transportation policy in the capital, the opening speech of the workshop was made by Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş.
Stressing that they want to get the opinion of every sector from academicians to non-governmental organizations, President Yavaş said that they wanted to determine the new road map of the capital transportation.
Yav I cannot know the traffic in the transportation sector as much as a dolmuş im. Başkan Mayor Yavaş emphasized the common reason for the solution of the transportation problem.
Herkes Everybody in the world resolves this transportation issue in some way. We'il figure it out. We will solve it together with scientists and non-governmental organizations. The number of passengers we carry free of charge in Ankara is 30 per day and the loss is 630 million pounds. We signed a protocol with the mayor of Moscow. At the meeting there, the mayor of Helsinki told me that unfortunately we could not pass 85 in bicycle transportation. This rate is zero percent in Ankara. That's why we started building an 56 kilometer bike path. We do not have a habit of criticizing past administrations, but public transport has been neglected in Ankara. In 2010, we had the 2 thousand 37 buses connected to EGO. With the Metropolitan Law, when the districts were included, the population of Ankara approached the 6 million population. Our current number of buses is one thousand 540, one of them is running in districts. Next year we will buy another 200 bus with a natural gas (CNG) 90. There is a suburban train that runs through the heart of Ankara and uses 300 thousand 51 people daily. At least 600-300 thousand people should benefit from this service. ”