In order to enhance the institutional capacities of municipal authorities for the management and modernization of urban public transport, while adhering to EU norms and practices in the field of urban mobility, a group consisting of engineers, electronics specialists, and experts from the General Directorate of Urban Mobility and Municipal Transport Enterprises conducted a new study visit from October 15th to 20th, 2023, in the city of Lublin, Poland.
The purpose of this visit was to assimilate successful European practices in the field of public transport. The city of Lublin in Poland serves as a vivid example of the efficiency and quality of the public transport system, representing a model for similar development of the transport system in the municipality of Chișinău.
During their stay in Lublin, the specialists from the General Directorate of Urban Mobility, the Municipal Enterprise "Electric Transport Authority Chișinău," and the Urban Bus Park participated in specialized training in the field of public transport and urban mobility, tested advanced transport system management systems, and made visits to the Lublin Public Transport Authority (ZTM), the Municipal Traffic Monitoring Center, the Metropolitan Station, etc.
The experts from Lublin provided the delegation from Chișinău with essential information about the public transport infrastructure in the city, including charging stations, logistical resource management, and vehicle maintenance, presenting them with the latest innovations and implemented projects.
At the same time, representatives from Chișinău, together with representatives from Lublin, shared their visions regarding the development of low-emission and CO2-free transport, considered the future of urban mobility.
This exchange of experience was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union, organized under the "MOVE IT like Lublin" project, implemented by the Municipality of Chișinău in partnership with the authorities of Lublin, Poland.
The "MOVE IT like Lublin" project - the initiative for the sustainable development of public transport in the municipality of Chisinau, financed by the European Union, is implemented on the basis of a partnership between the City Hall of Chisinau and the City Hall of Lublin in Poland. The project will be implemented by 2025 and will provide support to transform the city's public transport services into a more inclusive, safer, more resilient and sustainable transport system. The total budget of the project is in the amount of 3,500,000 euros, of which 3,325,000 euros is the contribution of the European Union in the form of a grant, and 175,000 euros are allocated by the Chisinau City Hall.