PID: New tariffs for passengers with dogs
Passengers on public transport crossing the borders of Prague Integrated Transport (PID) with another region will not have to pay for a dog or luggage in each region. A ticket worth zero crowns will be issued to the region in which his ride ends. The principle will apply in both directions and will take effect on 12 December. This follows from a document approved by the Prague councilor. Within the PID, Prague and Central Bohemian public transport is integrated, which function as one unit.
The so-called broken fare means that the passenger travels part of the journey for the PID tariff and part for the neighboring region’s tariff. The passenger is thus issued two tickets for each of the regions upon boarding the vehicle. Issued tickets are charged for each system separately.
Transportation of dogs
According to the document, this is not a suitable way to pay for a dog. Passengers have to pay twice, both for the PID section and for the trip in the neighboring region. the resulting price could in many cases be higher than the ticket price for the passenger himself, especially in areas close to the turning point of both tariffs. Without this tariff measure, the price for luggage or a dog would become unacceptable, the material says.
The organizers of Prague and Central Bohemian public transport have agreed with the neighboring regions on the introduction of the new system. The same principle as with regions outside the PID will work between Prague and the Central Bohemian Region.
PID includes transport in Prague and the Central Bohemian Region. The capital subsidizes PID with more than 15 billion crowns a year. The Central Bohemian Region pays additional money for public transport on its territory. The PID includes trams, metro, cable car and city buses, as well as intercity buses and trains. PID has a unified fare system and unified timetables.
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