The cabinet has plans to cancel free transportation for pensioners, war veterans, invalids, officials, lawmakers and law-enforcement officials. Their free rides will end.
Instead, the cabinet proposes paying out targeted transportation benefits to low-income veterans, invalids and pensioners.
In all probability, the project will be implemented in late 2014.
“First, we must draw up a register of categories having transportation benefits. We will run a pilot project in the Vinnytsia oblast and implement the whole project in late 2014,” says minister of social policy Natalya Korolevska.
As a result of the project implementation, the government will be able to settle its huge arrears to transportation companies, Oleksandr Stoyan