Ukraine – changes and ITS systems

All, Transport

Two years after signing the agreement with the European Union, significant changes are visible in Ukraine. The agreement provided for the implementation of European legislation and standards in the transport industry. As a result of the decentralization process, the budgets available to local governments in cities and districts increased by over 40%. The Ukrainian regions now have the opportunity to look for additional funding for their own development programs. The construction of railway stations, modern infrastructure, the renewal of rolling stock and the repair of potholes are primarily in the interest of local communities, who care for better comfort of life. It is difficult considering real wages in Ukraine, where the minister’s basic salary is equivalent to 1,600 zlotys.
Ukraine is a country with a huge development potential with 45 million inhabitants, which will surely become a good, absorptive market for all ITS products, especially considering that it is underinvested today. One of the important questions for Ukraine is – where to get the money for it? For us, the key issue is that DYSTEN is a recognizable and reliable partner throughout the Ukrainian market. That is why we systematically take part in the Ukrainian City Trans event in Kiev. From the beginning, we have been patiently explaining to our partners where the latest ITS solutions are going, which guarantee the best return on investment.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is trying to develop eco-friendly solutions, focused on cheap and environmentally-friendly public transport friendly to the environment – for them it means more electric vehicles and related public transport infrastructure and creating appropriate conditions for using this type of transport in the country.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, works are underway in 40 cities and include the modernization of 2,646 trams, 3,736 trolleybuses, 1,927 km of new traction and tram rails; 4 412 km of tram lines (405 routes). Annually, over 2 billion passengers use urban electric transport services (trolleybuses, trams). The next planned steps are the development of infrastructure and passenger information systems.