There can be no converted buses on Transcarpathian bus routes. Violations should be reported to the RSA
The incident, which occurred on January 9 this year, at Uzhgorod bus station and gained much publicity in the regional media, was one of the topics for discussion during the meeting of the carriers at the Department of Housing, Construction and Infrastructure of the RSA.
That day, the bus station "Uzhgorod" sold twice more tickets for an international bus Uzhgorod - Košice than the number of seats. It turned out that this situation occured because tickets for that bus had been sold at the bus station and by the carrier in the Internet.
To avoid such incidents in the future, the acting Director of the Housing, Construction and Infrastructure Department of the RSA Eduard Malyr recommended all organizations involved in the incident to study the issue of coordination of ticket sales by bus stations and carriers.
At the meeting, they also raised the issue of road safety in winter. Carriers were recommended to hold additional briefings with drivers on features of bus operation during winter and harsh weather conditions.
Eduard Malyar also told carriers and the "Zakarpatavtotrans" JSC to use on bus routes only those vehicles that are specified in permits for transportation of passengers.
"Otherwise, it is a violation of the Law of Ukraine "On Automobile Transport" under which carriers, which want to use buses converted from cargo vehicles, are not even allowed to participate in the tender", - E.Malyar said.
If passengers are transported by a converted bus, Transcarpathians should report on these cases to the Department of Housing, Construction and Infrastructure in writing or by phone in Uzhgorod (0312) 61-33-63.