Sofia Municipality plans to gradually launch 60 new gas buses on public transport lines. Buses have a capacity of 100 people and 32 seats. Vehicles are equipped with accessibility platforms, air-conditioners, cameras for the safety of driver and passengers, as well as information boards to help travelers. Public transport in England, Italy and Spain benefits from the same class of buses.
The new vehicles in the metropolitan transport are in line with the measures of the municipality to fight the high air pollution in Sofia. The first 20 buses are in operation as of July 25 on the lines in the northern and western regions of the capital.
Earlier this month, Evgeni Krussev, deputy mayor of transport, announced the installation of USB ports and providing free internet access to more than 230 city buses on a total of 20 urban lines. By the autumn, the charging ports will be gradually installed in all new vehicles. In the long run, provision of chargers in the trolleybuses, trams and subway is also planned.