Minister Marc Pons has visited the works on the bus stops in Puerto de Pollença. The location of the set of stops will help reduce bus journey times and minimise the impact on the urban area. This stop will serve as the terminus for the current TIB bus routes Pollença-Inca-Palma and Alcúdia-Can Picafort-Llevant area, and also for the future shuttle bus connecting this town with the Formentor peninsula. Furthermore, it will help to improve the bus service connecting the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença with the Tramuntana Mountains.
The new stop, funded by revenue from the 2016 Sustainable Tourism Tax Plan, is a joint project launched by the Government and the Municipal Council of Pollença, and the amount allocated is 303,135.62 euros (including VAT). The Municipal Council of Pollença is contributing 9.5% of the final sum, amounting to a maximum sum of 40,000 euros (including VAT). The project includes the construction of a pergola and public toilets for passengers. The work began at the end of December and is scheduled to take four months.
TIB prepares the new network, which will enter into operation in 2019
The work on the new stops along the Alcudia Bay corridor and the work on the set of stops in Puerto de Pollença forms part of the plan to restructure and improve the new TIB network, which will enter into operation in 2019. These works form part of the Regular Road Transport Service Plan for the Island of Mallorca (PISTRVC), the aim of which is to plan and facilitate the regular road transportation of passengers and which has set the objective of increasing the overall demand for the inter-urban bus network by 25%.