İZTAŞIT departed from Seferihisar. The project, which includes motor carriers cooperatives that usually serve with minibuses in the public transportation network of Izmir, will be implemented in all surrounding districts of Izmir.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has signed an important project to increase public transportation opportunities to the districts outside the city center. Motor carriers cooperatives, which usually serve with minibuses, were included in the public transportation network of Izmir. The first step of the project, the preparatory work of which was carried out by the General Directorate of ESHOT, was taken with a ceremony in which 28 new type of new vehicles were introduced in Seferihisar.
Speaking at the ceremony, Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer emphasized that the project will be one of the cornerstones of the city's transportation history. Mayor Soyer said, “We bring more quality, higher standards and corporate identity to the public transportation service provided by cooperatives in the surrounding districts. “The minibuses are going, instead, the IZTAŞIT buses equipped with the latest technology, comfortable, environmentally friendly, disabled-friendly, air-conditioned, with camera and low-floor buses are coming.”
All surrounding districts in the near future
Stating that in the near future, within the scope of the İZTAŞIT project, public transportation will be provided in all the surrounding districts of İzmir, President Soyer said: “This service will be under the assurance and supervision of the 76-year-old public transportation plane, ESHOT. Our individual transporters will achieve corporate identity and prestige. Serious comfort and comfort will be provided for our citizens. More comfortable vehicles work much more often; we will see that waiting times of our fellow citizens have decreased very much. In addition, İZTAŞITs will also serve the neighborhoods where ESHOT buses have not been able to go and where only minibuses operate. The fact that the vehicles are under the control of ESHOT will be the guarantee of quality and corporate service ”.
Stating that these lines will not be sold through tenders, as in private public buses, President Soyer said, “We will improve the bread of the real owners, our driver tradesmen who have been doing this business for years. Because we are a municipal municipality. One of our main goals is to increase welfare all over Izmir and to distribute this well-being to the city fairly. ”
Seferihisar Mayor Ismail Adult, the city will be the turning point of the project will start from Seferihisar'dan proud of living, he said. "We will give all kinds of support for the success of the project and the satisfaction of our fellow citizens."
At the end of the ceremony, İZTAŞIT buses were cut into service by cutting the ribbon. President Soyer, protocol members and citizens introduced İZTAŞIT by taking a city tour.
Besides the representatives of Seferihisar citizens and many motor carrier cooperatives throughout İzmir, CHP İzmir Deputy Kani Beko, Seferihisar Mayor İsmail Adult, Bayraklı Mayor Serdar Sandal, Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce and Menderes Mayor Mustafa Kayalar also attended.
ESHOT has made it suitable for public transport
Transport cooperatives operating in Seferihisar scattered under the name of SS 43 No Motor Carriers Cooperative. Vehicle owners bought 28 new type of buses all together. The vehicles were prepared in accordance with public transportation at the ESHOT General Directorate İnciraltı Garage.
Boarding with Izmirim Card
İZTAŞIT flights will start between Seferihisar and İzmir on Sunday, December 29, 2019. As with all public transportation vehicles, İZTAŞITs will also be boarded with İzmirim Card. The departure times can be seen on ESHOT's website and the ESHOT application, which can be installed on smartphones.
Disabled and over 65
Owners of 40 percent and above disability reports, who are entitled to "free" boarding on ESHOT buses, a companion of the disabled and citizens over 65 You can also get a free ride to İZTAŞITs with the photo Izmirim Card, which ESHOT can get free from the card center in Konak and İBB Seferihisar Local Services Directorate.
ESHOT will be supervised
Vehicles, drivers and cooperative management will be ESHOT-supervised. All trainings given to ESHOT drivers will also be given to İZTAŞIT drivers on a regular basis. ESHOT will also make transportation plans. Both vehicle owners and the ESHOT General Directorate Information Processing Department will see the data of the fare collection devices (validators) to be installed in İZTAŞITs. The sum of revenue and free boardings per vehicle will be paid to the vehicle owners on a monthly basis.
Frequent expeditions to each neighborhood
Only İZTAŞIT buses will provide public transportation services on Seferihisar-İzmir and Ürkmez-İzmir lines and within Seferihisar. There will be no neighborhood that İZTAŞITs, who will work with frequent trip times, do not go. The risks caused by minibuses in traffic will end. İZTAŞITs will use the existing ESHOT stops. İZTAŞITs will serve on the following lines:
- 975 Seferihisar - F. Altay (does not enter Ulamis)
- 985 Seferihisar by F. Altay
- 986 Ürkmez - Seferihisar
- 987 Ürkmez - F. Altay
- 989 Orhanli to Seferihisar
- 990 Men - Seferihisar
- 991 Camtepe - Seferihisar
Features of vehicles
Eight meters long, İZTAŞIT has a capacity of 21 passengers, 60 of which are residents. Equipped with the latest technology, comfortable, Euro 6 emission criteria, disabled-friendly, air-conditioned, camera and low-floor buses, thanks to the GPRS device is compatible with the fleet tracking system.