Why do bus drivers refuse to carry pensioners? Deputy Vasyl Petyovka asked the Prime Minister Azarov about this

Yaroslav Hulan, Staryj Zamok  26 March 2013 16:03  8232507 233140
Why do bus drivers refuse to carry pensioners? Deputy Vasyl Petyovka asked the Prime Minister

A pensioner shows an ID, but the bus driver still demands money from them. Familiar situation, isn't it? Similar situations occur not only in cities where, in such case, you can wait for another bus, but in the villages too. 

In Ukraine, there are at least 12 laws that declare free travel in urban and suburban transport for different categories of people. This includes war, labor, military service and the Interior Ministry veterans, people with disabilities, victims of repression and more. In addition, the Cabinet Resolution № 354 dated May 17, 1993, guarantees to all pensioners the right for free travel in urban and suburban transport.

Accordingly - carriers should be compensated the cost of travel from the budget. And such funds are provided for in the budget of Ukraine.

However, people have complained to the MP of Ukraine Vasyl Petyovtka that in Transcarpathia carriers do not receive such compensation. Thus, drivers often refuse to carry retirees and other privileged categories for free.


The Head of the Labour and Social Welfare Department of the Uzhgorod City Council Andriana Sushko informed: in the regional center the debt to entrepreneurs for transportation of privileged categories, as of March is 747,551 UAH.

So recently, the deputy of Ukraine Vasyl Petyovka sent the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov an appeal, which said: "The situation with transportation of privileged categories of citizens is exacerbated by the fact that local authorities are silent and sometimes dismissive of the process of settlement with carriers." Vasyl Petyovka asked the Prime Minister to inform, how much money was allocated to our region for transportation of privileged passengers the last year, and how much - in the first quarter of this year.

The deputy also asked to check whether officials of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration followed the budget legislation, when carriers are paid compensation from the state budget.

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Адмін  27/03/2013 12:22 pm

Дякуємо, виправили

Александр  27/03/2013 8:09 am

"составляет 747 551 тысячу гривен" , то есть, семьсот сорок семь миллионов пятьсот пятьдесят одну тысячу гривен????

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