Vitali Klitschko in his childhood dreamed of becoming a bus driver. In 2017, a dream come true

Today to Kiev there has arrived the first batch of 18 brand new buses MAZ in the framework of large-scale purchases of 100 units for “Kievpasstransa.” Make new MAZ bus to the Park arrived, and the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko. Here he not only announced plans of the city administration to upgrade the rolling stock, but also admitted that in the childhood wanted to become a bus driver.

“Once, in kindergarten, I wanted to be a bus driver – said Klitschko. And my childhood dream Vitali Klitschko immediately realized, after driving the MAZ-215 at the bus Park.

– Drive this new bus, I can say that it is easy to control, comfortable. This is the highest standard, ” – said Vitaly Klitschko.

All in all, in 2017 Kiev has purchased 100 new buses MAZ. Another 50 buses were purchased in 2016. Thanks to the 50 MAZ buses were able to reduce an interval of movement on several city routes to 2-4 minutes. In addition, running new routes, designed on the recommendations of the world Bank, in particular the routes №118 “metro Chernihiv – the metro Polytechnic Institute “and No. 119” marketplace – building Smolich “.

Vitali Klitschko noted that the cost of 100 new buses, almost 529 million. In addition, Kiev this year bought 40 new trams and 7 Lviv tram “Electron”. And in 2016, purchased 50 buses, trolley 61 and 11 new modern trams with low floor level.


The purchase of a large consignment of 100 buses this year passed through a transparent procedure, through the system Prozzoro. Among the criteria that Kiev presented at the tender were: low floor buses adapted to service people with limited mobility, equipped with air conditioning, WI-FI, according to Euro-5 standard. MAZ buses in the Kiev performance comes with a Mercedes-Benz engine and automatic transmission ZF

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