Reform of Bus Transport in Ukraine

novost avtobusy ukraineOn the 7th of February 2018 the Government of Ukraine has approved changes to the "Tender Procedure for Regular Bus Routes" and "Rules for the Provision of Services for Road Transport."

The goal of the initiative is to create a transparent and fair competitive environment, to refuse from minibuses as passenger transport, to improve the quality of bus transportation services.


What practical changes will happen:

• organization of tenders for inter-regional bus routes on an application basis;

• mandatory availability of buses adapted for disabled persons in the amount of 35% by the end of 2019, and 50% - by 2020 - on urban and suburban routes;

• preferences for mobility operators offering low-floor buses, electrobuses, buses of higher environmental class (Euro 3 - Euro 6);

• work on the route without infringements gives the right to extend the permit for another 5 years, provided that operator invests in its fleet renewal;

• simplified tender procedure for intraregional, suburban, urban bus routes (reduction of documentation amount for participation in tender, gradual transfer to electronic application system);

• simplified procedure for opening of new bus stations.