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State Councilor Dorner and Mayoress Salamon give starting signal for important showcase project in the field of climate-friendly mobility.
The new Mattersburg city bus has been in operation since this week. For Transport Provincial Councilor Heinrich Dorner, the Mattersburg Bus (MABU) is a "showcase project in the field of climate-friendly mobility - in two respects". Dorner: "With the city bus in Mattersburg, another important step is taken to push the switch to public transport. In addition, Mattersburg is the first district capital of Burgenland in which the city bus is operated electrically. This further advances the mobility turnaround." Last year, the Mattersburg city bus was also awarded the VCÖ Mobility Prize Burgenland - an initiative that promotes innovative measures in transport.
There are now two bus lines in Mattersburg, which run every one hour in opposite directions to provide access to Mattersburg and reduce individual traffic. "Climate-friendly mobility, affordability and convenience are the points that are particularly important to us at MABU. The goal is to provide Mattersburg's citizens with an environmentally friendly mobility offer for the entire city area," explains Mayor Ingrid Salamon.
"The Mattersburg city bus is a great example of a regional transport service that significantly improves climate-friendly mobility in addition to the existing public transport in the region. The timetable of the city bus is of course integrated in the information system from Verkehrsverbund Ostregion (VOR) and can be called up at any time in the VOR AnachB route planner. In addition, VOR tickets for the entire region are also valid on the new city buses," explains Peter Zinggl, overall transport coordinator for the province of Burgenland.
"Through the connection to the Mattersburg train station and the bus stops at Brunnenplatz and Martinsplatz, the City Bus also brings an increase in quality for regional rail and bus transport and thus also an improvement for the surrounding communities," continues Landesrat Dorner.
"For us, in addition to the accessibility of schools and the city center, the connection to the Arena and the retail park is also important. We have succeeded in placing the stops in such a way that a stop can be reached by every household within a radius of 250 meters," the mayor is pleased to say. Most households are less than 100 meters from a bus stop, which is a great advantage, especially for older people. The journey time to the center never exceeds 15-20 minutes.
A one-way ticket for the Mattersburg bus costs 1 euro, a day ticket 2 euros. Adults pay 10 euros for a monthly ticket, reduced 5 euros. Children up to the age of six and young people with a youth ticket travel free. An annual ticket costs 100 euros, reduced 50 euros. For 2020, an annual ticket can be purchased for 50 euros. For more information, visit www.mabu-mattersburg.at or call City Hall on 02626/62332-11.