For the first time in several years Muscovites may not face another annual increase of fares on public transport in January.
Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin has ordered transport officials to improve the system’s efficiency rather than make passengers pay more.
Sobyanin’s order doesn’t apply to the Moscow metro. However, in spring, the metro authorities promised they would not raise fares in the near future.
A ride on public transport in Moscow, whether you use bus, trolley-bus or tram, cost 20 roubles in 2009. In January 2010 ticket prices rose to 24 roubles, and in 2011 hit 25.