While the majority of people in Budapest still order taxis over the phone, mobile apps are gaining traction, with the average fare amounting to HUF 3,000, according to a survey carried out for major city taxi company Főtaxi.
Electric vehicle (EV) owners can find six new chargers to power up their vehicles in District 7, thanks to a cooperation by e-car sharing company GreenGo and smart parking specialist firm Parkl, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Despite the suffocating heat of recent days, air conditioning systems do not work on a high number of public transport buses in the capital, news site index.hu reported Tuesday, citing information provided by Közlekedő Tömeg, a Hungarian civil blog.
Renovation of the capitalʼs metro line number 3 (M3) is already three months late, based on the deadline cited by Budapest Mayor István Tarlós when inaugurating the renovated northern section of the line in March, says a report by news site Mfor.hu.
Budapest suburban railway (HÉV) line H5 is set to be referred to as metro line M5 from September 2019 by the municipality, which plans to take the line under ground as part of the Budapest Mobility Plan, news portal index.hu reports.
The extension of Budapest tram line no. 1 will be presented to the public tomorrow. The 1.7-kilometer extension makes the tram line the longest in the city (18.3 km), stretching from Kelenföld Railway Station, crossing the river into Pest and back, to Óbuda, news site magyarnemzet.hu reported.
As of July 1, government offices in all of Budapestʼs districts will operate with reduced opening hours, news portal napi.hu reported, observing that the shortened working hours are likely due mainly to serious staff shortages.
The World Heritage Center of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has requested that Hungary halt the giant Liget Budapest development project in a report, according to news site hvg.hu.
Gábor Kerpel-Fronius will enter the race for Budapest mayor and will take part in the pre-election process as well, while Róbert Puzsér has announced he will not take part in the pre-election between opposition candidates, according to reports by news portal Index.hu.
The Ukrainian captain of Viking Sigyn, the luxury ship involved in the fatal boat accident on the Danube on May 29, is now in custody, according to an official statement published on police.hu, the website of the Hungarian Police.
Budapestʼs Keleti (Eastern) railway station will reopen after a two-week closure for maintenance on Monday, May 27, Róbert Homolya, president and CEO of state-owned railway company MÁV, said on Thursday, state news wire MTI reported.
Ticket prices for the Budapest matches of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2020) have been set at EUR 30-125, state news wire MTI reported, citing UEFA. The event is set to be held in 12 cities in 12 European countries from June 12 to July 12, 2020.
Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said Hungarian police have 35 vacant positions in District 6, and 32 in District 7, both popular areas of the capital for night life, online news portal index.hu reported.
The head of the Hungarian National Motorsport Association (MNASZ), Gyárfás Oláh will meet with Jean Todt, the head of international motorsport governing body FIA, to discuss bringing the Formula E series to Hungary, mmonline.hu reported.
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