Benidorm improves urban bus vouchers
The service grows in five vehicles that offer mobile charger and, like the rest of the fleet, 'Wi-Fi is being installed'
Benidorm will improve the voucher for urban bus users. Thus, it will soon have a new urban transport voucher registered with which can be made up to a maximum of 40 journeys in two months, and consolidates the subsidies already received by citizens over 65, those under 31 and persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
The agreement to improve the urban transport public service was signed today by the mayor, Toni Pérez, and Carlos Arias on behalf of Avanza, a group that is part of the concessionaire Llorente Bus. The signing of the agreement has been agreed with the Day of Public Transport within the schedule of the European Mobility Week, and has also been attended by the council of the area, José Ramón González de Zárate; and Luis González, concessionaire manager.
The mayor stressed that the new agreement "reduces from 40 to 33 the percentage of disability to be a beneficiary of the voucher in transportation," while referring to the vouchers for users of the municipal center Pepa Esperanza and for students of the public centers of the city, regulated in complementary agreements..
He also added that this document "lays the foundation for a more efficient and effective service" and raises "future issues such as the implementation of deterrent parking spaces and how the buses will adapt their itineraries to connect these spaces with the urban center and beaches. "
Pérez has valued "the effort that the concessionaire company has made in recent months so that the bus fleet is at the forefront of technology, thus fitting the model of the city and the municipal commitment to make Benidorm the first smart tourist destination" . Thus, "100% of urban transport vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi", including those incorporated and presented today: four buses and one minibus. About these, the mayor has stressed that "also have built-in chargers for the mobile via USB."
Bike-bus-taxi lane of the Mediterranean avenue
Among the events scheduled for Urban Transport Day, members of the corporation and technicians have crossed the lane for bus, taxi and bicycle that has been implanted as a test in the avenue of the Mediterranean with the aim of reducing the speed and the index of accidents in this way. The program has been closed with a presentation on 'Transport, PMUS and citizen participation' in which the professors of the University of Alicante Armando Ortuño and Manuel Ríos Pérez participated; technical editor of the PMUS of Benidorm, Jesús Alba López; and a representative of the Traffic Unit of the Local Police.