Budapest, Central Gov't Reach Agreement on Travel Passes

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Mayor of Budapest Gergely Karácsony and Minister of Construction and Transport János Lázár reached an agreement on reciprocal use of passes for city, county, and country-wide public transport, the mayor's office said in a press release.

Under the agreement, Budapest passes will be valid on public transport in the entire area of the capital, while country and Pest County passes for state-owned public transport will be valid on the capital's BKK network.

The sides also agreed on a new system for allocating central budget support to the city's public transport.

As a result of the new agreement, the Municipality of Budapest will pay HUF 5.57 billion to MÁV as a settlement of the agglomeration cost compensation for 2022-2023.

Lázár announced earlier that public transport passes for the state-owned MÁV-Volán group would be streamlined from March 1.

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