The share of payments with Mir bank cards in urban public transport increased from 1.8% to 12.6%. This is the result of the joint action of "Kuban Electronic Ticket", the Krasnodar tram and trolleybus directorate and the National payment cards system. From September 1 to the end of 2019, passengers received a discount of 4 rubles when paying for travel with Mir cards in municipal buses, trolleybuses and trams.
This was the result of the working trip of Krasnodar's Mayor in Moscow. Earlier the first Vice-Governor of Krasnodar Region Andrey Alekseenko announced an overriding decision of allocating from regional budget 3 billion rubles for Krasnodar to renew the rolling stock of the city public transport. As noted by Evgeny Pervyshov, the federal subsidy amounting to 30% of the cost of equipment will give the city much more opportunities for the development of public transport.
The Mayor of Krasnodar said about it during a joint press conference with PJSC Sberbank, Mir payment system and LLC E-ticket Kuban. The event was devoted to questions of contactless fare payment system introduction in public transport of Krasnodar, the implementation of joint loyalty programs and discussion of plans for the development of non-cash payments infrastructure in the region.
The City Economy Committee of the strategic development and priority projects Council under the heading of Krasnodar Mayor proposed the implementation of a project for a full-fledged cable-way public transport system in the capital of Kuban. The project is currently being drafted with a view to integrating it with existing public transport systems.
Prospects for the development of rail transport within the borders of Krasnodar as well as between the capital of Kuban and neighboring towns and districts were discussed by the Mayor of the regional centre Evgeny Pervyshov and deputy chief of the North Caucasian Railway of the Krasnodar territorial administration Mikhail Scherbakov during a working tour to the construction site of the Krasnodar railway detour.