Thursday, March 23, 2017

People love free buses

ParkRecord.com: "We have loved making not driving our cars a habit. With our recent spring-like weather, riding my bike to the places I previously walked is luxurious — mostly because it is so fast and I can go so much further from my front door.

I've gotten good at riding the bus. I can say what city and county officials want to hear: it's faster and easier than driving. For the entire ski season I took an express bus from Redstone to the Old Town transit center and timed it so a second bus would quickly take me to Deer Valley — in particular, to the front door of the lodge. I carried my boots and helmet in a backpack and picked up my skis at the ski valet as I headed to the lift. Hallelujah! No walking through the parking lot in ski boots carrying my equipment. Sweet. 30 minutes."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free rides and investment raises ridership

kingstonregion : "So how successful have all these initiatives been? The average increase in public transit ridership across the province over the past three years has been below 2 per cent. Kingston achieved 13 per cent in 2014, 11.3 per cent in 2015 and 11.5 per cent 2016. And it continues to grow. Transit riders grew from 4.6 million in 2015 to 5.2 million in 2016. Our busiest day ever, not surprisingly, was 30,000 riders on August 20, the day of the final concert of The Tragically Hip and the live Market Square screening."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free public transportation a source of pride in Bozeman

bozemandailychronicle.com: "Local nonprofits tirelessly provide services to the homeless and victims of domestic abuse. They provide food and other necessities to low-income. Health care workers volunteer daily to provide care who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Individuals work with the courts to acts guardians to abused children. And there are those who train and make themselves available on a moment’s notice to rescue those injured or lost in the backcountry. And others who give time and effort to make our free public transportation work or provide recreation opportunities for the disabled."

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free travel in Luxembourg for students under 30

Luxemburger Wort : "Students from Luxembourg aged from 18 to 30 will be able to benefit from free bus, rail and tram travel in Luxembourg starting August 1, 2017.

The new measure was announced on Friday, following pressure from the "Association des cercles d'étudiants" (ACEL) and other organisations to expand the free transport offer in Luxembourg.

"We want to allow young people to study in the best conditions. This is a way for the country to invest in its future,” Higher Education Minister Marc Hansen said announcing the measure on Friday."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Eusebio, Brazil, #freetransit since 2010.

Free Fare Movement - Brazil: "tribunadoceara : "Imagina utilizar transporte coletivo e não pagar nada por ele? Se você acha que isso é algo bem distante, engana-se. No município de Eusébio, Região Metropolitana de Fortaleza, essa é uma realidade que acontece desde 2010.""