The Transcarpathian Regional Administration disagrees with the tariff proposed by the "monopoly" in the field of transportation
At the press conference on Wednesday, November 19, Vasyl Hubal commented on the topic of passenger bus fares, which is being lively discussed in professional circles.
He said: "We've had another conversation with stakeholders and invited them to find compromise with the government. At the same time, we are ready to cooperate with carriers and the "Zakarpatavtorans" enterprise (which is in charge of bus stations). Unfortunately, they proposed the tariff of 0,42 UAH (per passenger-kilometer, the current tariff is 0.32), which we can not accept. It should be noted that they receive significant percentage - 10% for tickets and 17% from carriers for station maintenance. Our proposal is 0.35 hryvnia per passenger-kilometer, and we demand to reduce the interest income to the enterprise."
The head of the region said: "Now Ukraine and the region is in a difficult situation. And we can not impose on a Transcarpathian, who uses public transportation, such burden on the family budget. We must think about countrymen, students and civil servants who have small salaries and ride to work from villages."
Also at the press conference, they dealt with the topic of "illegal" carriers. The head of the region confirmed his idea to help them switch to legitimate business. The regional authorities are ready to assist in this by changing the rules of the game, which will now be transparent, and by eliminating corruption component.