One of the election promises of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, which started shortly after he took office, the Public Vehicle application relieved the transportation budget of the people of Izmir. Thanks to Halk Transport, which provides 50 percent discount in public transportation at certain hours, nearly 2,5 million boardings were made in 96 years. A total of 88 million liras was reflected in the pockets of citizens as savings.
Public Vehicles, which has an important place among the election promises of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer within the scope of the populist municipal understanding, and which started right after he took office, left 2,5 years behind. The application, which provides 05.00 percent discount in public transportation use between 07.00-19.00 in the morning and 20.00-50 in the evening, made a significant contribution to the budget of the people of Izmir. Since its implementation in May 2019, 95 million 960 thousand 120 rides have been made to all public transportation vehicles. In this period of difficult living conditions, the application offers approximately 134 TL per month to full card holders; on the other hand, it provided a savings of approximately 50 TL for passengers with student card.
2,5 million TL contribution in 88 years
Eser Atak, Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, who gave information about Halk Taxis, said, “Our aim in this application is to contribute to the budgets of our citizens who have to start their work in the early hours. In big cities, transportation expenditures hold a large amount, especially for low-income people. We are trying to contribute to this issue with the understanding of populist municipality. We provide a monthly contribution of 134 TL to a citizen who uses public transportation twice a day, and 50 TL to students. With this application, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has ensured that a contribution of 2,5 million TL in 88 years remains in the pockets of our citizens.
Our transportation costs have been cut in half.
The people of İzmir, who use the application in the morning and evening hours, are satisfied with the application of Public Vehicles. Suat Ekinci said, “We often use buses. We are satisfied with the application. It is a good thing to have such an application during the hours when everyone goes to work,” said Özlen Yüzer, “It is a very good work for people who work for minimum wage like us. At least our monthly transportation fees have been cut in half; We are satisfied,” he said. Student Sema Nur Yaşam said: “Every day in the morning BayraklıI'm coming from Konak. The application is also affordable for good students. We spend way too much. It is good for us and good for everyone.”