The new public transportation system, which provides a 10 kuruş discount to the first boarding fee in the full tariff and pays 50 kurus for each of the first two transfers, was approved by the majority of votes in the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council. Discount and transfer advantage time has been increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes. İzmir has the cheapest public transportation among the three major cities.
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer gave a good news to the Assembly. “We will sign the tender for the purchase of 304 new buses in a couple of weeks,” Soyer said.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality changed the public transportation fee system and tariff. While the time providing discount and transfer advantage was increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes, the first boarding fee in the full tariff was reduced from 3,56 TL to 3,46. It was decided that only full boarding passengers pay 50 kurus for the first and second transfers after the first boarding. Student, teacher and 60 age tariffs were not changed. Those in this group will not pay a transfer fee either. The new system will be implemented from September 1.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer gave a good news at the Parliament. Stating that there has been a tender for the purchase of 304 new buses and the objection period has expired, Soyer said, “We will sign the tender for the purchase of 304 new buses in a couple of weeks”.
Soyer: "There is a loss of 225 million lira in revenue"
Speaking at the Assembly, President Tunç Soyer emphasized that the system and tariff change is an obligation, especially with the economic picture worsening after the pandemic. Stating that there was a loss of 2019 million TL in revenue in the five-month period between March and July compared to the same period of 225, Mayor Soyer said, “The cheapest public transportation among the three metropolitan cities is in İzmir. 35 per cent rise in the dollar, an increase of 40 percent in euros, while the bottom 97 percent increase in a significant increase in the price of everything in Turkey. "We are a public institution that has to balance income and expenses." Izmir Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir and the subway line that made the President's own power Soyer said that Turkey is the only city in this regard, he said he needed the support of the public transport system.
Arrangement to Muhtar İzmirim Card
The Mukhtar Izmirim Card application, which was initiated by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality a while ago and enables the headmen to benefit from public transportation free of charge, was put to the vote again by making a regulation in the legislation upon the warning of the Court of Accounts. In accordance with the unanimous regulation, mukhtars will continue to benefit from public transportation free of charge. The cost of public transportation of mukhtars will be covered by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
Transportation 30 penny on August 1
The Assembly also unanimously decided that on the 30th of August Victory Day, the public transportation fee should be 1 kurus.