Monday, December 28, 2015

PJ to double free bus fleet with 12 additions next year - The Malaysian Insider

Malaysian Insider : "Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will be adding 12 new PJ City free buses to its fleet in the new year and will expand its network to accommodate them."

Monday, November 16, 2015

Miami free trolley doubles ridership, set to expand service

Miami Herald: "Shuttle bus or circulator routes that carried more than eight million passengers last year in 27 municipalities are the services riders and public officials alike praise as successful transit programs.

Last month, for example, the Miami city commission approved expansion of its bus shuttle system, known as a trolley service, into Wynwood, Coconut Grove and other neighborhoods.

“It’s been so successful that we are deciding to double the size of the program,” said Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez, a key South Florida transit proponent. “We have 360,000 riders a month, well beyond our initial modeling.”"

Friday, October 30, 2015

In PJ, council’s free bus service sees more people leaving their cars at home

Malay Mail: "MBPJ councillor Lee Suet Sen said the survey of 400 people by the council’s Urban Transportation division found that nearly one-fifth or 19 per cent of those currently using the service previously drove their own cars or rode motorcycles."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Colorado fare-free Steamboat Springs Transit increases winter service to and from Craig

Craig Daily Press: "Steamboat Springs Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said Wednesday he has a much better feeling about the upcoming winter bus schedule this year than he did last year.

#Steamboat Springs Transit plans to use additional state funding to offer more regional bus service between Steamboat Springs and Craig.

#“What were looking to do this winter, and moving forward, is to operate two busses in each direction seven days a week,” Flint said."

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Summit Stage County Colorado has free buses and now a smart app coming to help get the right one

Real Estate of the Summit: "One of the perks of living and visiting Summit County, Colorado is the amazing free transportation bus system that services the towns and ski villages of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain. Sometimes it can be confusing using the free public transportation service, but hopefully not for long!

Summit Stage is looking to introduce their new “smart bus” system by the fall of 2015, which will allow users to track bus locations, routes and times using a smart phone application created by Indianapolis-based contractor Double Map."

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fare-Free New Zealand: Free 'buses for the people' link three cities in Malaysia

Fare-Free New Zealand: "Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Klang city residents’ dream of enjoying free public transportation will come true in July when the Selangor (State) government starts its free bus services in the three townships.

The bus service will enable about 24,000 people to travel around those three areas for free and with ease."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Athens -- 34 municipalities who offer fare free public transport

Fare Free Public Transport: "In the Attica region in Greece (where Athens is the capital Municipality) there are 34 municipalities who offer fare free public transport. See the list below and read more on Metropolitan Organisation of Tranport in Athens."

World map of #freetransit

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Miami free trolley gets 1000 riders a day

Fare Free South: "Miami New Times: "The Miami Beach Trolley debuted in February 2014 and was only meant as a temporary fix as Alton Road was under reconstruction. It runs a simple loop around Alton and West Avenue, but has proven popular and attracts about 1,000 riders a day. Its temporary permit is set to expire in June, but according to the Miami Herald, commissioners wants that extended by a month as they hammer out a permanent and expanded free service. ""

Friday, February 6, 2015

South Padre Island, Texas #freetransit a success

Transport plans move forward » Port Isabel-South Padre Press: "During the Form Based Code workshop on Jan. 22, the City Council came to the consensus to further develop the current draft transportation plan which has been in the works since 2010. The original idea of the transportation plan was to create a multiple mode plan that considers not only cars, but also the city bus system, bike lanes, sidewalks, and parking. The SPI Public Transit Department has made significant strides in the past few years with the growth and success of the Wave, the city’s free transportation service, as well as the groundbreaking of the Multi-Modal Facility last November.  Transit Director Jesse Arriaga attended Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting to present some Public Transit projects for approval."