At the moment there are only 132 toilets available to bus drivers once they have reached their final stop. It is also a problem which Minister for Mobility François Bausch has been aware of for years.
According to Bausch, most municipalities unfortunately have very little interest in renovating these facilities. This is evident by the measly six applications for subsidies submitted by municipalities over the past two years.
The minister stressed that he was not happy with this situation and the topic will be discussed with the Association of Luxembourg cities and municipalities (Syvicol). If a municipality decides to build a toilet for bus drivers, it is eligible to receive a state grant covering half of the total cost, with a ceiling of €25,000.
The maintenance and cleanliness of bus driver toilets also falls within the responsibility of the municipalities.
Bausch provided these specifications in response to a parliamentary question by MP Fred Keup from the Alternative Democratic Reform Party (adr).