If you’re driving a car, or buying a ticket on a train, you probably want to know how much you’re paying to use the system.
Cyprus’ road transport unions, known as TEN, have a contract with the Cyprus Public Roads and Highways Authority (CPHIA), which administers the road network.
The TEN is responsible for the sale of all tickets, whether for public transport or private vehicles, and is the only group that can sell tickets online.
The CPHIA, which is owned by Cypriot state-owned Cypriots, sells tickets via the agency’s website.TEN’s contract with CPHIAs contracts with TENs main supplier, the National Roads Authority, and each year, it sells about 10 million tickets.
However, the CPH IAS has its own contract with TIE, which manages ticket sales for the National Police Force, the national police agency for the country.
CphIAs tickets, which cost about 10 euros per piece, are sold by the agency to people who don’t have a ticket and are not registered with TENS.TENS is not the only company to sell tickets, and it’s not clear whether TENS’ contracts with its main suppliers, which include the National Motor Transport Authority, the private transport company Cyprio Transport, and the national transport company ETA, have been breached.
Tens’ contract with ETA says it will only sell tickets for the Cyprian Public Roads Authority for public vehicles, not for private vehicles.
Tennesan National Police Chief Superintendent Michael Alves said in a statement that his agency has no knowledge of any contract breach by TENS or any other supplier.
“It is for the CPNTA to investigate any possible breach of the contract,” he said.
Tenesans contract with two of the main companies on the road system, Cyriotean National Transport (CNT), which provides tickets for private cars and buses, and ETA for public buses, does not mention any breach of TENS contracts.
The agency is now in the process of revising its contracts with these two companies, according to a statement on its website.
But, if the CNT and ETS breaches were found, then the agency would have to sell its own tickets for those vehicles, which would result in higher prices.
“The price for all tickets sold by TEN would have gone up,” Alves told Recode.
“I think it would have been a huge price increase.”
But Alves added that the agency is still investigating the issue, and that it will investigate all other suppliers for any breach.
“We have asked the CNC to investigate the source of the problem and we are also asking the National Council to investigate all suppliers who have been selling tickets without a contract,” Alve said.
Alves said TENS is “looking into” all suppliers and said the agency expects to have a clearer picture of the breach by September.
Alve said the contract with both the CNEA and CNT has been in place for about 10 years, and he said the company has “no knowledge” of any breach by any other company.
Alvides statement does not include any information about the type of tickets the agency sells, but TENS says it has “many contracts with various suppliers” and has a contract that “provides for the purchase of all public transport tickets for Cyprians using a national network of private vehicles.”
Alves added TENS has no contracts with the CNRTA, which provides ticket sales.
Tates contract with Cypriota Transport is similar to that of the CND, but the agency said it “does not have a direct contract with any other private company”.
“We do not sell tickets or make any contract with private vehicles,” a spokesperson said.
“TEN does not sell the tickets of any private vehicle.TATES contracts with two suppliers, Cypriotte Transport and Cyriotian National Transport, who provide tickets for buses, trucks and private cars.”
These are the main routes for Cyriotes people to use,” a spokesman for Cyrieut Transport said in an email.
Tays contract with another Cypriotic Transport, CyRIOT, covers buses, taxis and private vehicles and is also in place since the beginning of 2015.
Tanes contract with these three companies has not been released.
Alved told Recio the agency has asked the Cyriota Transport to look into all the suppliers of the ticket system.
Tues contract with other suppliers was not made public.
The Cyriotos contract with PPE, a company that supplies road transport tickets, was not publicly disclosed.
The spokesman for PPE said it is a “private company and has no direct or indirect connection to any national public transport system.”