Current urban public transport fare in Yerevan half of what is efficient – study report

Current urban public transport fare in Yerevan half of what is efficient – study report

YEREVAN, April 7. /ARKA/. Efficient public transport fare is the double of what is used as tariff in Yerevan now, says the study of passenger transportation in land-based public transport vehicles in Yerevan carried out by the ISC.

The study was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and was carried out in Yerevan in December 2013. Daily, monthly and annual passenger traffic was determined for some 2,230 vehicles.

ISC expert Sergio Tio said at a special meeting of the public transport commission at Yerevan municipality that efficient fare for a trip in a minibus in Yerevan is 207.2 drams. The amount was derived from comparison of average maintenance costs per vehicle per month reported by the municipality and the number of passengers transported by one vehicle per month.

Efficient bus fare is 252.3 drams in Yerevan and efficient fare for trolleybus is 196.2 drams.

A total of about 16 million trips were made in public transport in Yerevan during December, Sergio Tio said.

The detailed report will be published on the municipality website soon and will be submitted for public discussion.

On July 20, Yerevan public transport fares were increased from 100 drams to 150 drams. This move triggered a fierce backlash in the capital city.  The protests staged in Yerevan have forced Taron Margaryan, the city mayor, to withdraw his decision and set up a commission to study urban transport pricing. —0--

14:39 07.04.2014

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