Mogilev Region purchased 83 public transportation vehicles in January-September 2008 at the expense of transport tax proceeds, Interfax learnt the news from Mogilev Region’s Transport Department.
These include 76 city buses and 7 trolley-buses. Thus, the passenger vehicle park has been renewed by 10.8% (buses), 3.8% (trolley-buses).
Over the nine-month period the region’s passenger traffic in the automobile sector reached 110 million passengers (20.5% down on the year).
Private carriers gave a lift to 17.9 million people. The share private carriers in the total passenger traffic of makes 16.3%, automobile transportation – 16.5%.
The source stated that the amount of cargo transportation in Mogilev region in the period totalled 58.6 million tons, 10% up on the year.
The total cargo turnover in the period made 185.4 million ton-kilometres, 1.5% down against 2005.