Urban Mobility: City halls gain new European funding for electric buses

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Bogdan Tudorache

The city halls of Târgovişte, Fetești, Slobozia and Craiova announced the implementation of new projects in the field of electric mobility, according to ADR Sud Muntenia.

Thus, the administration of Târgovişte municipality, Dâmboviţa county won a European project of over 122.7 million lei (approximately 25 million euro) for the purchase of 28 hybrid buses, the construction of three end-of-line stations and also for the modernization of another 28 stations.

Feteşti City Hall, Ialomiţa County, won a European project of over 45 million lei (9.3 million euro), of which over 34 million lei (7 million euro) represents funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the purchase of 12 electric buses, the construction of 17 new bus stations and also for the modernization of another 27 stations, at the same time implementing an e-ticketing system for the optimization of transport services, according to zf.ro.

The project also involves the construction of bike lanes and the modernization and accessibility of sidewalks.

At the same time, Slobozia City Hall, Ialomiţa, accessed a European project of over 36 million lei (7.5 million euro), of which approximately 29 million lei (6 million euro) come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the purchase of six medium-capacity electric buses.

And in Craiova, the city hall signed a contract of 57.5 million lei for the supply by the Polish company Solaris of 16 electric buses and the installation of 16 slow charging stations and 4 fast charging stations for them, as well as traffic lights and inclusion in the system of current traffic management of 5 intersections on bus routes, according to Agerpres.

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