However, it will not be a full integration into the PID, the city lines will remain and the buses will be renumbered according to the PID, first deputy mayor Vladimír Karpíšek (for ANO) told ČTK.
“People will buy a three-hour ticket in Drkolnov, go to Jiráský sady, do something here and continue to Prague, and they will have to drive around Prague,” said Karpíšek.
Now in Příbram, it is not possible to travel on one ticket on all buses in the city, and in the case that people change between regional lines and public transport, they have to pay again when boarding a connecting connection. This applies, for example, to passengers who, after returning from Prague, continue to travel by public transport to another part of the city or to one of the settlements.
If Příbram were completely without integration into the PID, it would have to pay 8.7 million crowns annually for superstandards, i.e. for a sufficient number of buses to run outside peak hours. In case of partial integration, this contribution will be at the limit of five million crowns.
With full integration, the city would not have to pay any financial contribution or only up to two million crowns, but according to Karpíšek, it would lose control over public transport lines and lose revenue. Of these, it should collect 10.5 million CZK annually. Therefore, the management of the town hall decided to take the path of partial integration, with this option the council had previously agreed.
Since 2018, negotiations on the transfer of public transport connections paid for from the city budget to the timetables of suburban lines have been conducted by city representatives.