Tag: bus
Macedonia 28.11.22 | 00:05

Rules are broken but in the public, not private buses

In the dispute between the city of Skopje and the privately operated bus companies, a key point of dispute is the claim by Mayor of Skopje, Danela Arsovska, that the bus companies were allegedly taking money that were supposed to go to the public JSP bus company. She made the claim despite the fact that...

Macedonia 27.11.22 | 16:37

Skopje faces gridlock as bus companies plan protests over the city’s growing debt

The citizens of Skopje should prepare for a major traffic gridlock tomorrow, as the privately owned bus companies announce blockades and protests. This is the result of the collapsing city governance, as Mayor Danela Arsovska is antagonizing the VMRO-DPMNE party, on whose ticket she was elected, and...

Balkans 15.08.22 | 11:18

At least 12 children injured after bus carrying Serbian tourists crashed in Bulgaria

A bus with 48 Serbian citizens had a traffic accident in Bulgaria, on the Trakia highway, Euronews Bulgaria reported. There were 38 children, 10 adults and the driver in the bus that had an accident. According to the Bulgarian Ministry of Health, there were no fatalities, and 12 people were injured –...

Macedonia 05.05.22 | 12:29

Prosecutors investigating Interior Ministry officials who failed to close down the garage that inspected the Besa Trans bus

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska is reportedly investigating the failure of the Interior Ministry to close down a garage that inspected the ill-fated Besa Trans bus. The Via Komerc garage near Skopje did the routine check-ups of the vehicles operated by Besa Trans, but was supposed to be closed down. Several...

Macedonia 01.05.22 | 19:50

Five months after the Besa bus disaster, no criminal action has been taken

Five months after the devastating bus crash in Bulgaria, in which 45 people lost their lives, these has still been no accountability. Even after it was determined that the Besa Trans company was using the ill fated bus without a passenger permit for the entire 2021, state prosecutors say that they are...

Macedonia 11.03.22 | 09:55

Mickoski: We are looking to bring an investor who will open 500 jobs as part of the purchase of electric buses for Skopje

In an Alfa TV interview, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party is working with suppliers of electric buses to get them to open a plant in Macedonia. Mayor Danela Arsovska, who was elected with VMRO help, is looking to purchase 100 to 150 electric buses out of a total 250 planned...

Macedonia 10.03.22 | 15:37

Mile Janakieski given a suspended prison sentence

The Skopje court handed a two years suspended sentence to former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski over the purchase of buses for the Skopje public transit company. One of the most persecuted members of the former VMRO-DPMNE led Government acknowledged guilt, along with two co-defendants. The suspended...

Economy 16.02.22 | 11:46

Price hike in intercity bus transport, return ticket to Ohrid now costs 930 denars

The bus ticket to Kumanovo is 30 denars more expensive in one direction and from today it costs 150 denars. If calculated in percentages, it turns out that the increase for this 40-kilometer route is as much as 25%. Until last spring, the ticket was 100 denars, but then it jumped to 120 and now it has...

Macedonia 07.02.22 | 09:41

Bulgarian investigators see no reason to file charges over the Besa bus disaster

Bulgarian investigators say that there is no reason to push criminal charges over the Besa Trans bus disaster in November. They say that the accident which killed 46 people is due to a driver error and that the bus was not carrying additional flammable liquids as was speculated. The bus was going 108...

Macedonia 05.02.22 | 11:17

Police checks hundreds of buses and vans, removes 11 of them from traffic

In hundreds of traffic checks conducted this morning, police units found that 20 of the drivers were in criminal violation of the law, and removed 11 vehicles from traffic. Nearly 400 vehicles were inspected. The reason for the large scale raid is the disastrous bus accident in Bulgaria in November,...

Macedonia 19.01.22 | 16:55

Besa bus disaster: Bulgarian prosecutors have completed their investigation

Bulgarian prosecutors completed their investigation in the disastrous Besa Trans bus disaster that occurred in late November, and killed 46 people. Prosecutor Sijka Mileva said that the have a very large amount of evidence that will help determine the truth. Earlier in the investigation Bulgarian authorities...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 13:22

50 days after the bus disaster, “Besa Trans” finally lost its license

Full 50 days after the “Besa Trans” bus disaster, the license of the company is finally being revoked. 45 people were killed when the bus taking mostly Macedonian citizens back from Istanbul crashed south of Sofia, in Bulgaria. The license of the company was quickly suspended, but it required...

Macedonia 28.12.21 | 09:02

The Besa bus was inspected by a company that employed untrained mechanics

The 360 outlet is reporting that a mechanical garage that was used to inspect the ill fated Besa Trans bus that crashed in Bulgaria in November with loss of 45 lives was closed a few days after the tragedy. But, the defects in its work were noted three and a half months earlier. According to the outlet,...

Macedonia 24.12.21 | 21:26

Bulgarian authorities restore normal traffic at the site of the Besa bus disaster

A month after the deadly Besa bus disaster, Bulgarian authorities have fully normalized traffic on the section of the Struma highway. The protective fencing at the site of the disaster where 45 passengers and drivers were killed has now been replaced. A memorial wreath is laid at the site. The bus, carrying...

Macedonia 20.12.21 | 23:12

“Under Mayor Silegov, the buses of Skopje were being sabotaged”

Stefan Andonovski from VMRO-DPMNE said that the party is taking over the running of the city of Skopje in a disastrous state, with a huge debt left over by the SDSM appointed former Mayor Petre Silegov. Andonovski said that the level of damage they encounter, including in the public buses, is not possible...

Macedonia 17.12.21 | 15:52

Mayor Arsovska says that the rapid bus transit proposal was not suitable for the city of Skopje

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska held a briefing for the press during which she explained her reasons for canceling the rapid bus transit (BRT) plan promoted by her predecessor Petre Silegov. I must say that, from what we saw, the project is not only not revolutionary, it would have been harmful to the interests...

Macedonia 14.12.21 | 12:59

Investigation into the Besa bus disaster is almost complete

Bulgarian official Borislav Sarafov said that the investigation into the deadly Besa bus disaster that happened three weeks ago is almost finished. The officials are still waiting for several forensics reports to be completed, including the crucial report from fire experts. 43 passengers and two drivers...

Macedonia 10.12.21 | 17:12

Police raided buses and vans in Tetovo and Gostivar

Following the disastrous bus crash in Bulgaria on November 23rd, which killed 45 passengers, Tetovo police continues to conduct announced mechanical checks on buses and vans used for public transport. During a massive raid today, 10 vehicles from Tetovo and near-by Gostivar were found to have faulty...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:44

Inspectors unable to enter the Besa bus company

Agents from the state transport inspection service are unable to conduct new investigations in the Besa Trans company in Skopje, whose bus crashed in Bulgaria two weeks ago with the loss of 45 lives. According to inspection director Rufat Huseini, the owner of the company could not be reached, and its...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:40

Tetovo: Mayor Kasami temporarily suspends all public transport

Tetovo city hall announced that it is temporarily halting the recently introduced public bus transport lines. According to the administration of newly elected Mayor Bilal Kasami, the public company created by his predecessor Teuta Arifi was not formally registered and a number of irregularities were...

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