According to the program of modernization of electric Chernivtsi have the opportunity to sign a contract with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and this year to buy 47 new low-floor trolleybuses.
This was during a weekly briefing in September fifth reported Chernivtsi Mayor Alex Kaspruk
-Uryad made appropriate changes to legislation, the unblocked financial aid from international financial institutions for many cities - said the mayor. - On September Chernivtsi will be representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and modernization of electric program we are able to conclude by year end corresponding contracts, to procurement procedures. And according to preliminary calculations, we can purchase this year 47 new low-floor trolleybuses.
A. Kaspruk admits the idea in order to acquire for the city and used trolleys. However, or at a low price, or get them for free.
-Suggestions deputies as to what we should buy used trolley also has the right to life. So go through some of the city - said the mayor. - But the majority still understand that trolley hand - a hand trolley. And its life will be much smaller than the new. This is a completely different level of comfort. Admits that these trolleys can be either free or inexpensive. But buying at auction.
A. Kaspruk also mentioned the scam of second-hand trolley a few years ago when this city was sold twice as expensive electric costs.
-Rozumiyu where does this supply. I recall the story of the trolley Volvo, which are bought and held abroad at a cost of 14 thousand euros and urban community they sold for 30 thousand euros, - says Alexander Kaspruk. - I understand the desire of some people to repeat the " success " . Then there were criminal and court cases. Unfortunately, the City Council has shown itself did not with the best hand. We are heroically lost all the courts of supplier firms. Although they had the budget to pay compensation.
-I suggest normal, correct way of development. I am sure it is ready and justify it. We need new trolleys, preferably new buses, we have to change the system of public transport in Chernivtsi. Unfortunately, members of this not agree, - concluded the mayor of Chernivtsi.