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Municipality of Burgas

Burgas is a city of 210,000 inhabitants, located in the province of Burgas, Bulgaria. Burgas is administrative governmental institution, comprised of 13 living areas- 2 cities, 11 villages with own town halls. Burgas is an important center for the sea tourism with plenty of facilities and transport connections to the resorts on the South Black Sea coast. The use of public transport is at a moderate level compared with other Bulgarian cities. The city of Burgas has implemented the following measures aimed at improving the quality of public transportation services: the purchase of 10 buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to promote clean fuels; the creation of special services for handicapped passengers- “CALL AND GET A RIDE“, including the installation of audible traffic signals for the visually impaired; and creation of bicycle routes. In 2011 started integrated urban transport project. Specific goals of the project are creating a long-term strategy for urban transport development (introduction of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, intelligent transportation system (ITS); development of a blue-zone parking system for the city center; renewal of bus stops; creation of a multimodal system integrating bus, rail and marine transportation, etc.).

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