The requirement of carriers to increase tariffs should be accompanied by an increase in the quality of services provided to citizens, - the Ministry of Economy.
The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure in connection with the organization of protests by transport companies operating in the field of passenger transportation, presented a number of clarifications. The ministry notes that the Ministry of Economy is in constant dialogue with all patronage associations from the field of passenger transportation, including through the platform of the Economic Council under the Prime Minister, which includes representatives of transport associations. The Ministry of Economy recalled that a series of meetings had already been held earlier, during which were discussed the problems and difficulties faced by passenger carriers. As a result, was determined a list of proposals on amendments to the transport and tax legislation, as well as to the Code of Offenses, and patronized association were to formulate and submit to the Ministry of Economy a single proposal to improve legislation. The ministry also stated that it is in the process of considering the arguments for raising tariffs, it is analyzing the correctness of the calculation methodology, as well as consulting with members of the Advisory Council in the field of road transport. “The Ministry of Economy is ready to continue dialogue with transport workers if they provide a clear plan, including a phased increase in tariffs, given the solvency of citizens. All decisions related to tariffs should go through public consultations, ”the Ministry of Economy said in a press release. At the same time, the ministry believes that any requirements of transport operators to raise tariffs should be accompanied by the adoption of a number of measurable and clear indicators of the quality of services provided to citizens. These include the use on regular routes of transport intended exclusively for the carriage of passengers, and not converted from freight transport; observance of the rights of passengers, including those with special needs; training of qualified personnel; Strict observance by truckers of legislation in the field of road transport, including tax legislation.// 12.09.2019 — InfoMarket.