The first part was devoted to rising apartment prices and unaffordable housing.
In the second part, we discussed the current traffic situation in Prague with them.
In the third part, we discuss with the leaders whether, in their opinion, the price of public transport should rise, or by how much.
Municipal elections will take place on September 23 and 24, 2022. We have prepared a series of articles in which we present the views of political parties and movements on topics that interest our readers. This time, we asked the leaders whether, in their opinion, the price of public transport should be increased, or by how much.
A question was sent to all leaders:
In your opinion, should the price of public transport rise in Prague, or by how much?
TOGETHER (Bohuslav Svoboda): We will raise the price only if it is necessary
Public transport is great in Prague. And it can be a little better. One of the prerequisites for it to work is its attractiveness – i.e. affordability. I’m not going to promise that the price won’t change by a penny, or that we’ll even lower it. We have already experienced this here from my predecessors and we know how it turned out. So, I will put it simply, we will only increase the price if it is necessary, because the cost will rise beyond the bearable limit.
Solidarity (Anna Šabatová): The price should not rise, children under 18 should travel for free
The price of public transport should not rise in the next election period, the financial pressure on residents will be so high as a result of inflation and expensive energy that the city should not contribute to it. If someone else were to propose it, we would not vote for such a proposal. We want children under the age of eighteen to ride for free.
Pirates (Zdeněk Hřib): We have introduced capping for one-day tickets and we want it for monthly coupons as well
Many cities have already raised the price of public transport tickets this election period. For example, Ostrava, Olomouc, Opava, Pardubice, Ústí na Labem, Děčín, České Budějovice, Česká Lípa and others. Other cities are preparing to increase their prices due to the increase in energy prices.
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