Tram modernisation project on track
On September 8 a German Consortium from ARGE led by PTV AG presented the results of their 8-month research into Lviv Urban Transport Strategy. The Document analyses the city’s current transport problems based on field studies and traffic counts and then applied to the VISSUM-based transport model.
In addition, a feasibility study was prepared backing one of the four options for the extension of the city’s existing tram lines to Sykiv and the new Euro 2012 stadium area. The document argues that over 16 specific measures need to be implemented to radically improve the traffic situation in the city by 2030 with the overall project carrying a price tag of almost 0.5 billion euros. Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyy has since issued a statement confirming that city will approach the government and IFIs seeking funding. Meanwhile, 6 tenders for consulting services are underway as part of the recently signed EBRD Urban Transport Project to improve the city’s public transport infrastructure, particularly trams and trolleybuses.
The selected consulting firms will be asked to target the supervision of the two municipal enterprises, help improve the city’s regulatory framework for tendering transport services, introduce electronic ticketing and new parking strategies, and handle other aspects of the public transport modernisation overhaul. City officials say they have received an unprecedented volume of expressions of interest from top players on the global market