Gov't Paves Way for Share Taxi Service

Transport

Hungary's government has established the legal conditions for share taxi service, on an experimental basis at the start, state secretary for transport Dávid Vitézy said in a post on Facebook on Thursday.

The new regulatory framework allows taxis to "become involved with public transport" by offering share taxi service on low-traffic routes during off-peak periods or when bus service is interrupted, Vitézy said.

Such service is "advantageous for all sides" and follows already functioning examples in Western Europe, he added.

He noted that state-owned intercity bus operator Volán's smallest vehicles carry 50 passengers.

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