He Tenerife Council advances in the measures planned to improve mobility on the Island. One of these latest actions has been the hiring by Titsa of 25 drivers who They will allow the most saturated lines to be reinforced at times of maximum influx, both in the North and South areas..
These new drivers have already passed the medical examinations and are developing the training process, which lasts approximately one month. The training consists of acquiring knowledge of the lines on the route, customer service, vehicle typology, payment methods and prevention of occupational risks, among others.
The Minister of Mobility, Eulalia García, highlighted that “this is a measure that will allow the lines of the public transport company to be reinforced, which is joined by the renewal of the fleet of vehicles currently in service.”
Precisely, the hiring of the new drivers, to which 67 more will be added before the end of the year, occurs after the approval of the multi-year expenditure in favor of Titsa for the financing of the purchase of 247 buses for an amount of 88,261,500 euros. These vehicles, of which 70% are hybrids, will arrive between 2024 and 2025 and will allow the renewal of the fleet that is more than 10 years old and the replacement of leased vehicles.
Another of the measures that will be implemented in October will be free public transport, both by bus and tram, for those travelers who validate a total of 10 trips, as already announced by DIARIO DE AVISOS.
It should be remembered that, until now, the minimum cancellations were 15, so with this initiative this requirement is made more flexible. The free tickets will continue to be the Canary Resident Pass, Youth Pass, Senior Pass and Pass for People with Disabilities, and the Cabildo will assume the cost of this measure entirely with its own funds.
All these measures join those that have already been implemented, such as the reinforcement of Line 1 of the tram with a new vehicle, and the limitation of the circulation of waste trucks on the two highways of the Island, eliminating 60 trips in the time slots with the greatest traffic congestion, between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.