In the latest years, Lu'an City has actively strengthened the construction of public transportation network in the whole city. Up to now, there are 258 shuttle bus routes in the whole city, including 193 rural-urban routes. Shuttle bus has been available in 84 towns and 1247 villages of the whole city. The proportion is 65% and 69% respectively.
Up to now, 2182 shuttle buses have been put into operation in Lu'an City, including 1095 rural-urban buses. Village-to-village shuttle buses have been available in Shucheng County, Jinzhai County and Yeji District. That benefits about 4302 thousand people in the city. Annual passenger capacity reaches 112 million person-times. About 480 million yuan of transport fare can be saved for people every year. 7 routes of shuttle bus have been added in urban area; 4 routes of customized shuttle bus and 1 route of hydrogen energy source bus have been used for the first time.
The construction of model city of shuttle bus has passed acceptance check. Up to now, 500 meters coverage rate of bus station in urban area reaches 97.5%; mechanization transport sharing rate reaches 51.12%; the rate of special road for buses reaches 10.44%; 172 bus station kiosks and 145 electronic station boards have been constructed and used. The urban and urban-rural bus route development level of Lu'an City ranks among the best in the whole province. In the last year, Lu'an’s experience of constructing bus network system in the whole city was exchanged at the seminar of the heads of transport service department of Ministry of Transport and the leading cadres training class of transport industry. “Lu'an’s experience” was popularized in the whole country.
Lu'an City will especially make up for the existing shortage in this year, push forward the construction of public transport network continuously, further improve integration of urban and urban-rural transport scientifically and reasonably, accelerate the construction of infrastructure, intensify the safety awareness and service awareness of practitioners, improve the financial guarantee mechanism and put it into practice, guide and supervise Huoshan County and Huoqiu County to start and complete urban-rural bus integration as soon as possible, guarantee Huoqiu County can reach the goal of town-to-town bus in 2020, make overall plan for village-to-village bus route and strive to realize the goal as soon as possible.