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   Minsk Automobile Plant had been presented at the First Saint-Petersburg International Innovation Forum for Passenger Transport, that took place on May 27 -29, 2015.

   Forum became the professional area for the specialists in public transport. During the business program in a mode of dialogue between business and administration certain tasks for city passenger transport development strategy had been defined, as well as the questions on transport system preparing for mass sport events. The main topic of forum became a preparing to the World Championship 2018. It is planned that the action will gather more than 3 millions of guests in 11 Russian cities. At the plenary session “Actual problems on preparing for the implementation of the Football World Championship 2018” the experts had discussed the ways how to organize work on the action preparing. The main issues were the requirements, produced to the transport companies and transport park, the issues of transport work in the days of mundial and providing of the free transport for fans.

   The festive opening of the exhibition took place with the participation of Forum guest – the Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg Igor Albin. While opening the forum, the Vice-Governor congratulated the attendants with a birthday of Saint-Petersburg and underlined the symbolic moment of forum opening exactly on this day. The forum guests were prepared to see the exhibition exposition of the vehicles. Among them were four MAZ buses samples: MAZ 203 (with a new interior); MAZ 206085; MAZ 203965 (working at gas); MAZ 231. Two models of these buses were equipped with Alisson transmission. A successful operation experience contributes to cooperation. For instance, around 700 Alisson gear-boxes were installed at MAZ passenger machinery last year. The owners of bus parks affirm that Alisson transmissions provide reliable work during the whole period of bus operation and as a rule demand only regular oil and filter substitutions. By the way, Minsk Automobile Plant was presented together with Alisson Transmission company at the last Forum.

   An official dealer of Minsk Automobile Plant “Global Bus” Ltd. presents MAZ passenger vehicles in North-West Federal Region, to which Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region belong as well.

  In the end of the last year, 39 MAZ 203 buses were shipped to “Passazhiravtotrans” address. With its quality the bus fully corresponds to the requirements of city passenger transportations. The passengers have already estimated their comfort. A low-floor bus is equipped with Mercedes engine and automatic Alisson transmission that provide the smoothness stroke.

   The city administration is interested also in passenger vehicles working at compressed natural gas. It is planned that MAZ 206085 working at methane will go out for supervision operation at one of the city route in the nearest time.

   Reference: The representatives of the 10 Russian regions and 11 countries of the world (Spain, Serbia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and other) took part in Forum’s business programme - in total more than 700 persons. The exhibition had been visited by more than 2000 of transport sphere specialists. To see the innovations and rarities of passenger transport came more than 3000 of citizens.

   13 round-tables were organized in the frames of Forum concerning the most sharp and actual topics: the preparation of the transport infrastructure for the World Championship 2018, the transfer of the city transport on gas fuel, import substitution in this sphere, creation of the affordable environment in transport system for low-mobility groups and many other.