BKK: M3 substitute service tender doesn’t exclude Hungarian buses
Budapest, September 7 (MTI) – Budapest transport authority BKK has said a tender for a substitute bus service along the M3 metro line does not exclude domestic bus makers.
BKK issued the statement after Economy Minister Mihály Varga complained that the company had done nothing to establish the conditions for the use of domestically produced buses during the project to renovate the metro line.
BKK noted that the tender is for the supply of substitute service, not the procurement of buses. It is up to the supplier to decide which buses to use, as long as they meet certain technical parameters, it added.
BKK has informed the National Bus Procurement Committee — a body established to coordinate purchases by public transport companies with the aim of supporting local industry — of these facts. BKK staff continue to be available for professional consultations, it added.