An agreement has been signed between ZET and the towns of Velika Gorica and Zaprešić, and municipalities of Bistra, Klinča Sela, Luka and Stupnik on the introduction of the second tariff zone.
Agreements have been signed between ZET (Zagreb Electric Tram) and mayors and heads of cities and municipalities of Velika Gorica, Zaprešić, Bistra, Klinča Sela, Luka and Stupnik on the introduction of the second tariff zone, thus eliminating the third and the fourth zone, and on the introduction of the four kn ticket for half an hour ride on ZET public transport routes from March 1.
Most citizens who live in the cities and municipalities in the vicinity of Zagreb work in the city and they deserve to have the same rights as the citizens of Zagreb, therefore we would like to introduce the four kn ticket for half an hour ride for them as well, said Mayor Milan Bandic at the signing. The mayor added that a lady inspired him for the initial introduction of tickets for four kn – he recently met her in the city and she said that people often need to use transport for short trips that could, as she suggested, be cheaper.
Today’s agreement signing with neighbouring cities and municipalities is the result of our arrangement with the mayors and heads of municipalities that we were able to carry out within a week, the mayor said, adding that this approach is a step forward towards a single tariff union for integrated traffic in Zagreb area, which includes the Krapina -Zagorje and Zagreb counties. This project will also contribute to increase in the number of public transport users, as well as reduce the number of cars on roads, which is very important for environmental protection.
The mayor said he firmly believed that half of the 43 million kn funds for this project would be offset by increased purchase of newly introduced four kn tickets, and the other half would be compensated from the increase in efficiency of the operator, i.e. ZET. Although there are some administrative boundaries, there are no psychological boundaries in our minds, so making arrangements and working to bring us closer together will benefit all our citizens. This is our thank you to everyone who lives outside the city, but works and contributes to the progress of Zagreb, the mayor concluded.
The mayors of Velika Gorica and Zaprešić, as well as heads of municipalities of Bistra, Klinča Sela, Stupnik, and Luka, expressed their satisfaction with the implementation of this project, noting that it means a lot to the people living in their municipalities.