24 March 2010, Wednesday, 16:57

Alexander Ryabov: electric transport is our future

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

According to the poll, held among citizens of Ufa, the majority of them believe in the nearest future the electric transport should become the most promising direction in public transport sphere, the head of Ufa administration transport department Alexander Ryabov reported.

At the same time the lion’s share of this future transport is found in far from the ideal condition according to M-r Ryabov. Thus, the average age of Ufa trams is 22 years and the wear is at the level of 90%. Situation with trolley-buses is approximately the same.

At the same time Alexander Ryabov calls introduction of energy-saving technologies and construction of new trolley-bus lines in the list of the nearest prospects in development of the transport system in Ufa. Besides, as he said, the local administration has undertaken all necessary steps on development of the municipal transport in 2009, including trams and trolley-buses, as well as buses. All transport vehicles are equipped with the electronic data displays and the whole system of local routes is designed so that a man can reach any point in Ufa with just one change irrespective of his own location in the city.