According to RBC sources, the department of state policy in the field of road and urban transport may be headed by Valery Kulikov, director general of the FBU “Road Transport Agency”
Alexei Bakirei, Director of the Department of State Policy in the Field of Automobile and Urban Passenger Transport of the Ministry of Transport, will leave his post. RBC was told about this by two sources— in a specialized scientific organization and a company engaged in the production of rolling stock for public transport. Bakirey's contract is ending, it will not be extended, RBC's interlocutors say.
The representative of the Ministry of Transport and Bakirey declined to comment.
Bakirey joined the Ministry of Transport in the fall of 2012. At first, he served as deputy director of the department, in May 2013 he became its director.
Prior to that, Bakirey was the head of the committee on transport and transit policy of St. Petersburg. Bakirey's transfer to the Ministry of Transport took place six months after the appointment of Maxim Sokolov, who also previously worked in St. Petersburg, as minister.
According to one of RBC's interlocutors, the new head of the department of state policy in the field of road and urban passenger transport will be the general director of the FBU « “Motor Transport Agency” Ministry of Transport (FBU “Rosavtotrans”) Valery Kulikov. In 2020–2021, he was Deputy Head of Rostransnadzor.
In 2022, Deputy Minister Vladimir Tokarev left the Ministry of Transport (he was arrested in a case of fraud), Deputy Minister Kirill Bogdanov, and Dmitry Poplaukhin, Director of the Digital Development Department of the Ministry of Transport.
RBC sent a request to the press service of Rosavtotrans.
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