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Tenerife strikes a first with new 47 euros a month bus saver card 

PAGE 4 Tenerife strikes a  first with new 47 euros a month bus saver card

The presidents of Tenerife Cabildo and the Government of the Canary Islands, Carlos Alonso and Fernando Clavijo, respectively, have presented the new Canary Resident Bond for Tenerife, which offers public transport users who reside in the Canary Islands a cheaper fare.

This card allows travellers residing in the archipelago and who apply for the voucher to use the bus and tram unlimi-tedly throughout Tenerife for a single price of 47 euros per month, regardless of age and island of residence.

The press conference was also attended by the regional councillors of finance and public works and transpor-tation, Rosa Dávila and Pablo Rodríguez; the insular director of mobility and development, Miguel Becerra; the manager-director of TITSA, Jacobo Kalitovics; and the commer-cial director of Metrotenerife, Gonzalo Umpiérrez.

The president of the Cabildo recalled that the improvement of state funding has allowed the launch of this new discount for public transport.

He affirmed that “the new Canary Resident Bond is the fourth of the ten measures provided by the Cabildo to improve the public trans-portation system on the island” and pointed out that all these new discounts have been possible, in part, thanks to the commissioning of the new monetics system through the Ten + Card.

“Residents on any island can apply for the new voucher and, for a price of 47 euros per month, will receive unlimited use of the bus and tram in Tenerife, which means a daily cost of about 1.5 euros,” he said.

In addition, he insisted that “the measure will mean a significant saving, of about 75 per cent for users who move between the north or south of the island and the metropolitan area, who currently disburse between 140 and 240 euros.”

Sr. Alonso added that this new bonus is added to the first measures that are already revolutionising the way we move on the island through bus and tram and that consist in the creation of the Ten + Infant Card, with which children under ten can travel for free, and the discount of five euros on the monthly cost of the Insular Youth Pass, which is reduced to 30 euros, and Metropolitan Payment, which is reduced to 40 euros.

“In just 15 days we have received about 2,000 requests for the new Card Ten + Children,” he said.

The regional president thanked the support shown by the Tenerife Cabildo when launching this new bond, which aims to “promote a more sustainable land transport, efficient and respectful of the environment.”

He said Tenerife becomes the first island of the archipelago to implement this discount on public transport.

“We want to improve mobility, not only with more infrastructure and roads, but also betting on public transport that is competitive with the private vehicle,” added Sr. Clavijo.

In addition, he recalled that this reduction is added to the 75 per cent discount put in place for Canarian residents in maritime and air transport.