The Albanian Public Transportation Union has decided to cut in half the number of buses operating in Tirana starting Monday.
In a statement, the Union said the decision came after local institutions did not respond to their requests for relief.
“We currently find ourselves in a situation where we are financially incapable of maintaining transportation levels, following the continued increase in oil prices and staff shortages,” the statement reads.
The Albanian public transportation sector has been hit hard by the pandemic and the unfurling energy crisis.
Earlier this month, the Urban and Interurban Transport Association warned that they may raise ticket prices for citizens in response.
The Municipality of Tirana issued a brief response to the Union’s decision, stating that it is monitoring the situation and will act in accordance with the contract it has signed with operators.