The Moscow region Duma adopted a law under which the right to free travel in Moscow received 20 preferential categories of citizens. For this purpose, according to the infographic posted on the portal of the government of Moscow region, from the regional budget will be allocated 1.3 billion rubles. Free use of public transport in Moscow will be able to more than 850 thousand inhabitants of Moscow suburbs.
“A total of 20 categories. The law would ensure the right to free travel in Moscow is more than 850 thousand people”, – said the Chairman of the Committee of the Moscow region Duma on the protection of the health, labor and social policy Andrey Golubev. According to him, to make use of this exemption will every ninth resident of the Moscow region.
The right to free travel on Metropolitan public transport available to people with disabilities I, II, III group of disability, disabled children under the age of 18, parents and other legal representatives of disabled children under the age of 18, persons accompanying disabled persons with group I disability, or disabled children under the age of 18 years. Full list of privileged categories of citizens entitled to free travel on public transport in Moscow can be found at the Internet portal of the Moscow region government.
Transport for people with disabilities: the right to travel, benefits and availability
Residents of suburbs will be able to use Moscow automobile and land electric transport and metro. Features: metro, buses, trolleybuses, trams, monorail.
We have previously reported that in the suburbs has purchased 110 buses Mercedes Benz, adapted to transport people with disabilities. New buses will appear on almost all trails of the region.
We also wrote about the fact that the authorities of Moscow region plan in 2018 to replicate the program “Accessible environment” for all municipalities of the Moscow region. In the framework of the program will be developed routes for the movement of people with disabilities and create a map of the accessible environment.