Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Dubrovnik's 2024 Budget Proposal: Free Bus Passes for Students and a Digital Leap for Public Transportation

Written by  Nov 08, 2023

The City of Dubrovnik has allocated funds within its 2024 budget proposal to provide free bus passes to primary and secondary school students who do not qualify for free travel cards from other funding sources. The annual budget allocation for this purpose amounts to €160,000, with the possibility of increasing funds through budget revisions if the number of user requests exceeds the initial estimate.

Until now, the City of Dubrovnik's budget has covered the cost of monthly free travel cards for 7,815 residents. Starting in January 2024, when elementary and high school students are included in the free public transportation program, the total number of users enjoying free travel on Libertas buses will reach 10,875 or 78 percent of all monthly pass holders will ride for free.

In the coming months, Libertas is expected to introduce contactless payment with cards on buses, for which the Libertas payment system has been completely revamped and prepared for the next step in modernizing the city’s public transportation system.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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