first_imgLast week we wrote about the problem of heavy traffic jams at the ferry port in Supetar, where huge crowds are created during the season, and tourists have to wait for more than three ferry arrivals to board the ferry to Split, which is at least frustrating for tourists and has a bad effect on tourism.In the city of Supetar, they are aware of the problem, and through the Municipal Company GRAD doo, which is owned by the city of Supetar, they increase the number of employees in the port and traffic wardens, and as they point out, they have been writing to Jadrolinija since 2016 So recently, they again sent a request to Jadrolinija to try to solve the problem together.”I don’t know how many times we want to inform you about the growing problem of traffic jams in the port of Supetar, caused by the impossibility of all vehicles to board the ferry to Split in adequate time. Namely, as you should know best, in recent years there has been a constant increase in the number of vehicles and passengers in the ferry port Supetar and they are “former” exclusively weekend crowds and for the whole week in the period from July 15 to August 31 and even and by mid-September.”Points out Marijana Šemanović in a statement and request to Jadrolinija, director of the Utility Company GRAD doo and adds that congestion leads to total traffic collapse, resentment and nervousness of tourists as well as negative images for the island of Brac, Supetar and the entire Croatian tourism.At our request from Jadrolinija, they point out that they understand the situation in the port of Supetar and introduce additional lines in a situation where a ship is available, and that they informed the regulator of regular passenger traffic on the Adriatic, the Agency for Coastal Shipping, about this issue.“Jadrolinija, like all other shipowners on the Adriatic, maintains the sailing schedule in accordance with the sailing schedule defined by the Coastal Shipping Agency and in accordance with the signed concession agreements. Annual sailing schedules are coordinated with representatives of local government and self-government, the Agency and shipowners. However, additionally on lines where possible and where traffic requires, and at the request of local government, Jadrolinija regularly introduces additional travel, both in season and throughout the year, with the approval of the Agency. The regulator of regular passenger traffic on the Adriatic is the Coastal maritime transport (headquarters in Split; http://www.agencija-zolpp.hr/). It prescribes all the rules and conditions for the maintenance of each line, such as the sailing schedule, ticket prices and the type and required capacity of ships for all shipowners. The agency has a contract signed with each shipowner for the maintenance of the line, which is awarded to the shipowner by public tender. Regarding the request of the City of Supetar, Jadrolinija understands the situation in the port of Supetar and introduces additional lines in the situation when a ship is available for that. Also, the letter was forwarded to the Agency as the competent authority regarding possible changes in the sailing schedule. ” stand out from Jadrolinija.SUPETAR HAS BEEN REQUESTING THE INTRODUCTION OF AN ADDITIONAL FERRY LINE FOR YEARS DUE TO TRAFFIC CROWDS, JADROLINIJA DOES NOT RESPONDlast_img