Urban passenger transport of major cities of the Russian Federation today is not the best. This is especially true of the age of rolling stock. As part of the implementation of the National Project «Safe and Quality Roads 2.0», the Federal Center decided to assist Russian passengers to transfer to modern urban buses of a large and superbral capacity. Note that the renewal of the rolling stock of ground community passenger transport in urban agglomerations is provided for in 2020-2024 by the national project of safe roads. For these purposes, 20 billion rubles were laid in the budget — 4 billion rubles per year. Financing from the «State Transport Leasing Company» (GTLC) — at least 13 billion rubles will be also attracted.

At the past meeting on measures to support the auto industry with the participation of President Vladimir Putin, held on April 24, this year, the issue of federal support for this system-forming sector of the economy was considered.

He noted that under current conditions, the implementation of the National Project in Part

It turns out the Ministry of Transport collected from the regions this year applications from 60 Russian cities. It is found that the amount of about 54 billion rubles is required to update the rolling stock of vehicles. This year only 12 cities of the country, which will help financially acquire at least 510 units of environmentally friendly equipment — 447 gas-car buses, 64 trolley buses. (The Federation will finance the amount of 4 billion rubles, the rest should find regional budgets).

In addition, the minister asked the President of the Russian Federation to expand the supply of bus and trolleybus technology.

He said that to expand deliveries next year, manufacturers need clear plans for the possibility of purchasing. We calculated that with an increase in the amount of state support up to 10 billion rubles from today’s four per year, we could almost double the volume of supplies starting next year.

Taking into account the funds of the State Transport Leasing Company, the volume of procurement could be $ 16 billion 500 million rubles. It may be possible to purchase 642 gas-car buses in the next year, more than 180 trolley buses. With an increase in the next year, the amount of state financing of this project is up to 10 billion rubles a year we will fully satisfy all applications of the subjects that I said. I would ask to support the preservation of this year the amount of financing in the amount of 4 billion and an increase in the amount of federal support in the future.

Thus, given that the period of operation of the BKAD 2.0 to 2024 inclusive, the Federal Center, with an increase in financing, will help to acquire more than 2,500 large capacity buses. (As is known, Moscow and St. Petersburg, cities that have high budget perhaps are excluded from participation in the National Project).

Such a massive financing of more than 50 cities of the country is important not only in terms of updating the rolling stock of urban fleets, but also improve the comfort of travel on city passenger transport. It is no secret that in many routes in the cities, and even the large capacity of the «groove» type still work. And on the market of new buses, the model of the Pavlovsky Plant invariably occupy the first rates of the rating. Even in such a major city as St. Petersburg a few years ago, the Municipal Maine allowed private carriers to bring the PAZ-3204 model to city routes. That for such a major city was rather nonsense. What can we talk about other cities?

Today, the situation will gradually transform. The fact is that before applying for participation in the subprogramme of updating urban passenger transport, urban authorities should develop a DVD document (comprehensive transportation scheme). The entire urban network should be subordinate to a peculiar hierarchy — routes will be divided into trunk and driven. The main routes are a kind of transport frame of the city, these are routes connecting the main points where huge passenger traffic connecting the center, the largest sleeping neighborhoods and industries are formed. Therefore, the federal center will consider applications from regions only to ensure the rolling line of main routes. A priori, «Pazikov» there is no place. This will be only urban-type buses — large and especially large capacity, in addition, mainly gasomotor. These are models of LIAZ-5292, NEFAZ-5299 NEW, VolgaBas -5270, etc. So Russia will begin to transplant from «Pazikov» and worn buses to a new rolling stock.

In principle, in the most advanced regions, the authorities begin to work with development institutions, such as VEB.RF. Thus, in the Tver region according to the program developed with this Bank, 110 units of large capacity LIAZ-5292.65 and 315 of LIAZ-4292.60 were purchased.