Public Transportation practises in Istanbul set an example for other provinces both in Turkey and across the world, said IETT Director-General Hayri Baracli speaking at the TransIst 2013 International Transportation Symposium and Exhibition in İstanbul..
Public Transportation practises in Istanbul set an example for other provinces both in Turkey and across the world, said IETT Director-General Hayri Baracli on Wednesday speaking at the TransIst 2013 International Transportation Symposium and Exhibition in Istanbul.
Stating that the works for public transportation was a long way to go, Baracli said ‘quality functions’ was the top issue to handle.
Transist 2013 International Transportation Symposium and Exhibition organised in association with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and IETT (Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunnel Company) was held Wednesday at Istanbul Congress Centre with the theme “4M of Public Transport: Management, Mobility, Maintenance, Manufacture”.
“When the management, mobility and manufacture are all human-oriented, citizen satisfaction will reach the peak point,” Baracli noted.
He said another crucial point was the ‘qualified labour force’ which he said will automatically improve the quality in public transportation.
Pointing to the persity of public transportation in Istanbul, the director-general said ‘Marmaray’ was one of those significant projects in the world that differ greatly from the others.
Around 15,000 workers serve for the public transportation in Istanbul continuously, said President of HAK-IS Confederation Mahmut Arslan at the symposium.
Stating HAK-IS Confederation was the representative of most of the transportation system all around Turkey, Arslan said they made every effort to solve the problems on transportation coming together with the sides ‘on the table’.
“Thanks to the human-based work of IETT, the satisfaction of the workers as well as that of the passengers increased,” he said. “Number of work accidents decreased while labour safety and payment issues were improved.”
He stressed that the traffic jams in Istanbul will come to an end only when public transportation has been widespread enough.
Hosting a number of experts and academicians on transportation sector, the two-day symposium and exhibition aims to ensure a sustainable exchange of information between participants, local governments and representatives.