In 2021, 3.5 billion rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for the renovation of urban passenger transport in the regions within the framework of the national project “Safe and High-Quality Highways”.
It is planned to use these funds to purchase 305 buses and 107 trolleybuses. They will be delivered to Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Ivanovskaya, Kazan, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara-Togliatti, Saratov, Perm and Cherepovets agglomerations,
The event will be carried out using a leasing mechanism based on a competitive selection of entities. The carriers that won the competition will receive the right to purchase vehicles from the State Transport Leasing Company PJSC at a 60% discount, the department noted.
chernayakobra.ru previously wrote that President Vladimir Putin instructed the government and the state development corporation VEB.RF to prepare a program for the modernization of passenger transport in cities. It should contain proposals for the renewal of rolling stock and optimization of routes, as well as determine the amount and sources of funding. The program should be ready by August 1, 2020.