This years hard winter tested the functionality of the public city transport vehicles. Although the vehicles started heating as late as 7 October 2016, i.e. a week later than the previous year, the number of hours for which the heating was used is significantly higher, namely by 145 hours (for the period October 2016 - January 2017).
This year, the Brno City Transport Company will again offer long-term temporary tram driver jobs to university students. The job opportunity is for students over 21 years of age. They can already start driving in the summer holidays.
Courses for university students have already been organized by the DPMB in the past. In 2008 it offered a bus driver course, for example. Last year, the company then offered university students temporary tram driver jobs. "We were surprised by the great interest. Thirteen university students enrolled in the course. They all completed the course successfully, and they drive around Brno as temporary workers. The responsible transport workers appreciate their interest and performance," says the administrative director of the DPMB Eva Lukavská.
The number of stowaways has decrease last year. However, the payment of fines with cards has proven to be useful.
Last year, the DPMB inspectors caught 67,982 stowaways. While this is almost three thousand less than in 2015, the number of fines paid on the spot has increased. Almost every fourth transgressor uses this option. Over 7 million CZK in fines was thus collected directly in the vehicles last year, which is 720 thousand more than in the previous year.
In total, 27.5 million CZK was collected in fines, which is the same year-over-year increase as in 2015 (i.e. 4.5 million more than in 2014).
"To support the trend of paying fines on the spot, a portion of the ticket inspector was equipped with mobile banking terminals in May 2016. Passengers without a ticket have thus been able to pay the fine by credit card. Passengers can also pay with the card during a subsequent payment at the surcharge cash desk," says Vít Prýgl, head of the tariff department of the DPMB.