Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Inc. participated in the 6th Kayseri Transportation Summit organized by Mayor Büyükkılıç made important statements about transportation projects and services in the city to the participants at the summit.
The summit held at Kadir Has Congress and Sports Center was attended by Mayor Büyükkılıç, Talas Mayor Mustafa Yalçın, Kayseri University Rector Prof. Dr. Kurtuluş Karamustafa, Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Hüseyin Beyhan, Deputy Secretary Generals Bayar Özsoy, Hamdi Elcuman and Serdar Öztürk and around 16 industry representatives from 150 different cities attended.
Büyükkılıç started his speech at the 6th Kayseri Transportation Summit by stating that Kayseri was the first city to implement the HES code application in public transportation and the decisions not to accept standing passengers during the pandemic process, and as a doctor, he repeated his call to be vaccinated within the scope of combating the corona virus.
“WE WILL SHARE OUR GAINS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE”
President Büyükkılıç talked to the participants about the historical and cultural riches of Kayseri, the center of industry, tourism, health and trade, which is known as an open-air museum. Büyükkılıç said he is pleased to be at the 6th Kayseri Summit held by the transportation unit in such a beautiful city, the grandchildren of ancestors who established a foundation for storks with broken legs, and said, “We will continue to have an understanding that acts with the philosophy that the state will live. We can never be happy that 'there is a problem with transportation in such and such a city, there is chaos', on the contrary, we are sad. This is the nature of common sense. Why do we come here and do this summit? We will share our achievements, knowledge and experience. Transportation is a dynamic event, not static, but kinetic, moving, constantly changing.
Mayor Büyükkılıç emphasized that they continue to work in unity, solidarity and solidarity with 16 district mayors and underlined that they care about the common sense in transportation and that they do not ignore cooperation with universities and organized industry.
Mayor Büyükkılıç stated that transportation in Kayseri has three dimensions: the transformation of minibuses into buses, the introduction of rail system lines and the decision to manage transportation from a single source.
Büyükkılıç mentioned that Kayseri is the first city to apply natural gas-powered buses, and said:
“Thus, an environmentally friendly city comes to the fore in terms of air pollution and the environment. I would like to remind you that around 40% of our buses run on natural gas. In the last period, we bought 25 more buses, all of them are natural gas and environmentally friendly buses. When our work on the tram started in Kayseri, we broke new ground again. Its floor is paved with lively green grass, and while it gains natural beauty, we also received the best urban integration award from the International Public Transport Association.”
THE NUMBER OF TRAMWAYS WILL INCREASED TO 80
Büyükkılıç said that a total of 48 kilometers of tram line will be put into practice with the new lines and that a passenger carrying capacity of around 175 thousand will emerge.
President Büyükkılıç talked about the KAYBİS application in transportation with an environmentalist understanding and said that they received the "Best Sustainable Development" award by the International Public Transport Association, that the length of the bicycle paths reached 90 km and they held exemplary activities, and that the projects related to bicycle paths would continue.
“TRANSPORTATION INC. ONE OF THE 21 TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES IN THE WORLD”
Büyükkılıç said that Transportation Inc. was the first company whose scientific commitment to carbon reduction was accepted with its environmentalist studies and continued his speech as follows:
“It is one of the 21 transportation companies in the world. These will not be ignored, we would like to share with you here that we are environmentalists in essence, not in words. Transportation Inc. It knows no boundaries in service, and provides consultancy services to provinces in Turkey and abroad, apart from Kayseri. Finally, as we foresee that the traffic load will increase with the increasing number of vehicles, “150. Our Traffic Signaling Center project, which we include among “150 Projects per Year”, is being implemented this year. While 120 cameras are planned to be installed within the scope of the Traffic Control Center, 1 intersections will be commissioned in the 55st phase, and the installation of the smart intersection infrastructure will be completed within 45 days. With the installation of 1 monitoring cameras in the field in the 120st phase, the city traffic will be monitored live by the operators in the control center. With the smart intersection infrastructure, the intersections will be able to dynamically adjust the signaling times according to the vehicle density. Quick action will be taken from the control center in case of malfunctions such as signal failures and traffic accidents. In the 2nd phase, 60 rail system junctions will be integrated into the control center and turned into smart junctions.”
Deputy Secretary General Bayar Özsoy also attended the summit of Transportation Inc. Emphasizing that transportation and public transportation are one of the most vital issues in cities, he said that they aim to transform the transportation summit into a national and international platform for sharing knowledge and experience.
Talas Mayor Mustafa Yalçın, on the other hand, described the 3th Transportation Summit, which was held for the 6th time as very meaningful, in order to feel the trouble before a problem arises or to find solutions without waiting for trouble, to offer solutions, that is, to calculate what will happen to us after XNUMX moves on the chessboard, and said Mayor Büyükkılıç and thanked his team.
Kayseri University (KAYU) Rector Prof. Dr. Kurtuluş Karamustafa also gave information about the connection between transportation, road and tourism in Kayseri, which is at the foot of a mountain like Erciyes in the center of Anatolia and next to the tourism center like Cappadocia, and stated that Kayseri has a qualified transportation infrastructure.
Kayseri Transportation Inc. General Manager, All Rail System Operators Association (TÜRSID) Chairman of the Board Feyzullah Gündoğdu, in his speech at the summit, gave detailed information about the projects, applications and works of Transportation Inc. on transportation in Kayseri, from smart transportation to new applications in transportation, He informed the participants on many issues from the studies to the studies planned to be done in the future.
After the speeches, the video clip of Transportation A.Ş. was watched, the summit continued as three sessions on “Transportation and Transportation Management in the Future”, “Information, Technology and Transformation Management in Transportation” and “Being an Operator in Difficult Times”.
Also at the summit, the participants, Transportation Inc. He also examined the KAYBIS Version-2 Smart Bicycle Sharing System, which was developed by the company and has the latest technological infrastructure, with interest.