Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in Ternopil got familiarized with the results of the introduction of Ukraine's first Municipal Program of the Automated Fare Collection and Passenger Record-Keeping System for the electric transport.
He tested the use of contactless cards and positively evaluated introduction of the automated fare collection system.
The Prime Minister also told about the prospects of benefits monetization for travels in public transport. He noted that the Government was working on this issue.
"Monetization is important. The Ministry of Social Policy is currently working to solve this issue. But I think this is a local issue, the local government must resolve this problem", said the Prime Minister.
"I think next year the issue should be resolved regarding categories, cards, who is eligible, and the number of travels. It is crucial to sort out the details. Otherwise, the transport will always be ‘used-up’, old and there will never be right order," urged the Head of Government.
According to the Prime Minister, concessionary fares for public transportation should be targeted.
"It is necessary to abandon a practice of general privileges and make them targeted. I think that local authorities understand how to do it and are capable of doing it. In local transport, for the local people local companies provide services and get payment from that, so they have to decide the ratio of beneficiaries as well," stressed Volodymyr Groysman.