Tariffs for passenger transportation route in Chernivtsi been the subject of public debate organized Chernivtsi City Center of Protection of Private Entrepreneurs and small businesses. The initiative was supported by the Center for International Fund “Renaissance” with the assistance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Representatives of the carriers (M.Albota, I.Kozhulenko) presented the situation in the market of passenger transportation in Chernivtsi. Highly bus routes cover the costs of those routes that are unprofitable. Representatives of companies that have contracts for transportation services, to convince the audience of the need to raise rates to 4 USD. In the course of going even documents to obtain bank loans for the purchase of new buses. Told present on all consumable components, forcing them to go to such a step.
Members of the public, on the one hand, knew that in the last six months the price of fuel, spare parts and other supplies have increased significantly. But their counterargument was that the minimum wage is not increased. Pensions and all other social payments remain the same, so raise the price under such circumstances is unacceptable. Not paid attention to groups that have privileges. To protect these groups heard a variety of suggestions from targeted targeted assistance to electronic tickets where the privilege is found.
The authorities tried to balance between the carriers and the community. On the authorities sounded like compromise proposals and allegations of inaction to address the problem. Voiced a different experience in implementing reform measures in transport in other cities of Ukraine and the world. In particular, the present experts: I.Kovalykom O.Andreyevym mind and present research methodology was presented as passenger traffic in Ternopil and Odessa. Problems actual increase in tariffs in many cities, but there is no single correct solution that would satisfy everyone. The emphasis was on the fact that every increase in price must be fixed in the act with the appropriate regulatory approval procedure and passing. At the stage of passing regulatory act has actively engage the public.
During a lengthy discussion reached a compromise that tariff increases to 3 UAH is inevitable. In the following actions should examine passenger to determine how many people actually use the service route passenger traffic, profits are carriers. Because the debate, as in other similar events, service providers passengers, focus solely on costly.
Summing up the debate, the secretary of the executive committee of the Chernivtsi City Council Oleg Stetsevych said that at the next meeting of the executive committee will make a decision on the issue of temporary interim tariff rate of 3 USD. It will work as long as there is no true picture of passenger traffic on all routes of the city.