Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dubai free transport day cuts CO2 emissions by 10% "Dubai: An estimated 900,000 people travelled by public transport on Friday, taking advantage of unlimited free trips to mark the fourth edition of the Roads and Transport Authority’s annual Public Transport Day.
Many roads in Dubai were free of traffic as people left their cars at home for a day to use other modes of transport, which resulted in an estimated 10 per cent reduction in Dubai’s CO2 emissions generated through vehicular traffic."

Ridership up 80% with #freetransit in Avesta, Sweden "Zero Tariff in Avesta (21,500 inhabitants), which we previously wrote about , has now been evaluated. The results are impressive: 80% more passengers, 13% of new travelers and 39% of new bus trips have replaced a drive."