At a meeting of the Tbilisi Municipality on March 10, the mayor of the city, Kakha Kaladze, said that by the end of this year, the minibus fleet in Tbilisi will be completely renovated.
The statement said: “According to the transportation policy, only 1,000 new minibuses will operate in the capital, while the rest of the routes will be served by 8-meter buses. Negotiations with “Tbilisi Minibus” are almost over. The company will secure the attraction of the capital and, first of all, will repurchase the 300 units of minibuses we bought. It will also purchase additional 400 minibuses. It will all be completed by the end of the year.
In the coming days, Tbilisi City Hall will announce market research and start the bidding procedure. The transportation policy consists of many components. The most important thing is to upgrade the existing fleet and completely replace the old buses. This process has already begun. Buses have been purchased and we are waiting for them being delivered. Additionally, we would like to introduce approximately 180 units of 8-meter and 200 units of 18-meter buses.”