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Challenge / Goal

The aim is that by 2019, 100% of public transportation buses in Tartu will run on gas. As such, Tartu is moving towards becoming the first city in Estonia to transform its public transport into a more environmentally friendly system. Currently, there are 25 contractual bus lines and 2 commercial bus lines in Tartu. In 2013, the number of passengers using public transport in Tartu was more than 12.8 million. Previously, the City of Tartu participated in the Baltic Biogas Bus project and as part of the project, five gas buses were taken into use in Tartu in 2011. Introducing the first gas buses has shown that gas buses pay up 3-4 years faster compared to diesel buses. As a result of the project, Tartu implemented modern technical solutions that enable to inform the passengers of the timetables, analyze the occupancy of the buses etc., and made preparations for implementing environmentally friendly biogas buses in the city

Solutions

The City of Tartu will purchase 60 brand new biogas buses to serve the public transportation network.

The following process was followed:

  1. Analysing various gas bus alternatives
  2. Drafting technical requirements
  3. Drafting procurement conditions and documents
  4. Carrying out procurement
  5. Concluding an agreement of operation
  6. Taking the buses into use and monitoring performance

 

 

Citizen Participation

Citizens were engaged in the form of awareness-raising – citizens are being informed about the benefits of gas buses and how the use of gas buses will affect their living environment (less noise, less particulates, less GHG emissions etc.).

Functionality

move passengers with gas driven bus

refuel buses with gas

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Time Period

Planing Time: 0.5 - 1 years

Implementation Time: 1 - 2 years

Tartu city, Scania, Go Bus OÜ

Service Providers

Scania, Go Bus OÜ

End User

Citizens, tourists

Companies

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