Polish city sued over traffic jamsDecember 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Dec 19 (DPA) A Polish bus company is telling the city of Gdansk to pay up after citing 10,000 zloty ($3,520) in losses resulting from traffic jams delaying the company’s operations, the daily Wyborcza reported.Buses were stuck in traffic for up to an hour and a half during road renovations, Planetobus owner Jakub Sachse told the daily Thursday, and work was delayed for two months.
“I want to make officials realise that there are also social costs.
“I hope that with upcoming large-scale renovations, one of the criteria for picking a bid won’t be the lowest price but also quick completion time,” Sachse said.
A city official said road renovations “naturally mean difficulties for drivers”, and that “being stuck in traffic jams doesn’t entitle someone to compensation”.