The mayor of Budapest spoke again on the issue of public transport in the capital.
One of Gergely Karácsony’s favorite topics these days is transport in Budapest, more precisely, how difficult it is to make it difficult, especially without raising prices.
That is, there will be changes only for season tickets that are used only by tourists, i.e. for 24 and 72 hour season tickets.
The mayor again took up the subject and wrote a on the community sidethat “the Municipality of the capital was forced to increase the public transport subsidy by HUF 64 billion in 8 years, (…) while the state reduced it by HUF 17 billion in 8 years”.
“In addition, due to the coronavirus epidemic, the revenue from fares will decrease by more than HUF 20 billion, and unfortunately it has not recovered since then, so we are already in the 62% of Budapest’s public transport, which is an exceptionally high level in Europe. data, ”he said.
He added that “to this is added inflation and energy prices (buses cannot be refueled at a discounted price). And we, whatever the propaganda media write again and again, in this situation we will not raise the price of line tickets and season tickets valid since January 2014 ”.
He stressed that “the price of products such as the best 24 or 72 hour tickets and surcharges used by tourists will vary. They also account for 5% of BKK’s sales. That is why the price of 95% of the BKK products that people buy remains the same, because we believe that this is how a green and solidary world city works ”.