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Buses equip with lifts for invalids

the City authorities want to update park of passenger buses in Kaliningrad at the expense of the private motor transportation companies. Who will not make it, in the end of the year can simply not get on competition on distribution of city bus routes.

- now on city routes approximately 40 percent of passenger buses to which have more than 20 years, - Andrey Nosonov tells the vice-president of committee of building and transport of the mayoralty. - They smoke, rustle, often break. Therefore that who wants to work on city routes, it will be necessary to update a motor car park at own expense. On routes on which go more than 10 cars, the minimum one bus with a low floor and the special adaptation for lifting of invalid carriages should circulate. And I think that automobile owners who want to remain in a city, will agree on our conditions. In Germany and England the private autocompanies of times in 10 years do similar global investments.

except purchase of new cars, the autoenterprises should develop the firm design of buses to feel responsibility before passengers for firm and quality of service. On care of the autoenterprise of passengers will pay special attention. The firm can lose competition if its drivers do not declare a stop from - for absence of a microphone in a cabin.

However, the deputy of the City Council Sergey Karpushenko considers that competition conditions will create unequal conditions for autocarriers:

- the Public transport will not sustain a competition to private traders. And if it is not, the prices for tickets will raise at once!