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You can also take the city bus on Saturdays, even for free in summer

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250,000 scheduled kilometers per year, that is an increase of around ten percent: the Braunau city bus is to become even more attractive. The new Saturday traffic should make a significant contribution to this. Because from July the Citybus will be running six days a week. So that this new offer can be tested and tried out, the ride on the Citybus is free for everyone on Saturdays during the summer holidays, i.e. up to and including September 10th. “We are continuously improving the offer so that we can convince even more people to give up their cars more often,” says Herbert Kubasta, Managing Director of the OÖ-Verkehrsverbund-Gesellschaft. Of course, mobility does not change overnight, but Kubasta is convinced that it will certainly change.

After a public tender process, the transport association awarded the contract for the four city bus lines in Braunau to Postbus AG. The old team: the municipality of Braunau, the state of Upper Austria, the transport association and Postbus AG will remain responsible for the Braunau city bus for the next ten years.

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“It’s a success story,” says Mayor Hannes Waidbacher (VP). The city bus will also play an important role in the mobility concept that the city is currently working on.

Stops in Haselbach

The people of Haselbach can be particularly happy: There will be two new stops there in the future, namely “Industriezeile Ost” and “Wagnerbauerstraße/Schwarzkreuzweg”. In addition, the departure times at the town square have been optimized. According to those responsible, they do not want to change too much in the timetable, which is already established and anchored in people’s minds.

Attractive expansion of public transport is also in the interests of infrastructure transport state councilor Günther Steinkellner (FP), said FP state parliamentarian David Schiessl, who was present at the presentation of the new offer as Steinkellner’s representative. Of course, that costs money. That’s why there are “well-considered measures with the best possible benefit,” said Schiessl.

Citybus passengers are transported in four new, low-emission, air-conditioned and barrier-free regular-service buses, in which there is free WiFi for everyone. The buses are already in use.

Source: Nachrichten

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