Osijek set to streamline public transport system

The City of Osijek and the public transportation utility (GPP) have launched a 100-million-euro project of overhaul and development of the public transportation fleet, and the city authorities and the GPP management are hopeful that at least 85% of the investment will be covered by funds from the European Union.

The utility's director, Mario Sapina told a news conference in this eastern Croatian city on Tuesday that the streamlining of the fleet and the company would be divided into three stages: the overhaul Of the current fleet and purchase of new vehicles, expansion of the tram lines network and the construction of a new tram and bus depot.

The city authorities are preparing the documentation for applying for EU funds for this purpose.

The city economy department's head, Srecko Kukic, said that preparations for this project had been going on for a year.

Last year, Osijek's public transportation system catered for 10 million passengers.

Last update: Tue, 04/10/2016 - 17:22
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