Benidorm launches a public transport card with €10 of credit to use on urban buses

September 21, 2021
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Benidorm City Council today signed an agreement with Avanza, the urban bus concession company, which includes several actions to improve services to citizens and the promotion of public transport, which are based on innovation, technology, accessibility and The sustainability.

Among these actions is the issuance of a transport card for registered residents with a charge of €10 to use in urban buses. The initiative, within the European Mobility Week, is also part of the 'Benidorm + Cerca' program that includes actions financed with a subsidy from the Ministry of Mobility, Transport and Urban Agenda of €1,174,168.

The citizen public transport card is the "most powerful" measure contemplated in the project, said Mayor Toni Pérez, both for its short-term application and for the potential uses it will have in the future. In addition, it is the most important investment of those planned, with €613,240.

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As explained by Pérez, "40,000 cards will be initially issued and distributed for registered residents of Benidorm, upon request and at zero cost for the user, which will be charged with 10 euros to use on the urban bus." Once that amount has been consumed, the user will be able to recharge it.

Initially, the card will be used for public transport, but, thanks to the software that will be used, "in the future we will be able to add other uses related to services provided by the City Council." For example, for the use of municipal sports facilities. "The card will be with full capacity for use from the first half of November" has advanced the mayor.

Toni Pérez has also had an impact on the "progress that means in sustainable and smart mobility" with the horizon set to "comply with the strategic plan of the Smart Tourist Destination (DTI), aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda" .

The mayor has affirmed that these measures are "realities" that can be enjoyed "thanks to the enormous and intense work, not always understood, that links us to these lines of action." Pérez added that the City Council has resources and that this "is one more measure that is added so that citizens can feel the benefits of the political action that we are developing."