Taxis now allowed to drive in bus lanes
Ordinances to reduce traffic congestion have determined that the far right hand lane of roads are designated for public transportation. But starting yesterday, authorized taxis are now permitted to share the lane with buses and trolleys.
There are 579 taxis operated by 15 taxi companies registered with the Traffic Police Department after meeting operational standards. The Ulaanbaatar City Transportation Authority will be in charge of standard enforcement concerning the quality of taxis and proper usage and safety standards.
Disorderly service will be monitored, and drivers will only be able to offer pick-up and drop-off at designated taxi stations. If required, taxis will be able to offer drop-offs inside the grounds of apartment towns.
In total, 13 taxi stations are now operational at the bus stop at 16th khoroolol, the bus stop at Sansar Fuel Station, Sudalt center, Barilgachdyn Talbai (Constructor’s Square), Bumbugur Trade Center, Duukhee Center in the 4th khoroolol, the service road of 10th khoroolol, opposite Tsahilgaan Teever, Central Golomt Bank, in front of Khaan Bank at TBD Anduud Center, in front of the Emergency Service Center, State Central Library, and behind Ulaanbaatar Department Store. Another two stations are under construction in Ulaanbaatar. By 2014, Ulaanbaatar will have 27 designated taxi stations.
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