Hungary’s railway, bus service could receive joint management
The establishment of a combined management company for state-owned railway company MÁV and bus company Volán will be proposed by Ministerial Commissioner for Public Transportation Dávid Vitézy, Hungarian daily Magyar Idők reported today.
Vitézy reportedly said that the complete integration of the two bodies would be too costly and time-consuming but that management functions could be unified. According to the daily, the proposed management company would be in charge of creating a unified timetable, fee, and ticket and information system for passengers, but it would commission the separate services of the two bodies.
The commissioner said the two state companies currently operate competing services while there is a justified demand for them to cooperate when it comes to ticket purchases and arranging timetables.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.