14% of Sofia Public Transportation Buses Have Air Conditioning

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 10:14|  views

The Sofia City Hall plans to use EUR 60 M of EU funding to modernize public transportation. File photo

Only twenty five buses used by the public transportation system in Sofia are air-conditioned, from total of 550.

The information was reported by the Manager of the Center for Urban Mobility at the Sofia City Hall, Nikolay Kostov, all while Bulgaria's capital has been baking in smoldering heat.

Kostov says the 30% of the trolleys have air-conditioning, adding that in 2012, 50 new trolleys will be purchased with funds from the EU operational program "Transport," and all will be air-conditioned, meaning all trolleys used in Sofia will have air-conditioning.

The municipal official further informed that 10% of the bus park will be modernized in 2012, and all new buses will have air-conditioning as well.

12 buses have been checked in Sofia in the last few days and it was found that 2 drivers had not turned the existing air-conditioning on with the explanation it made the fuel consumption too high.

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Tags: Sofia City Hall, EU, funds, modernize, public transportation, Center for Urban Mobility, air-conditioning, air-conditioned, buses, trolleys


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