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."

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Good list of free buses in Penang, Malaysia

Insider: "The MPPP (Penang Municipal Council) Rapid Penang CAT (central area transit) free shuttle bus service, launched in January 2009, covers the ferry terminal at Weld Quay to Jalan Penang. It also covers the George Town Unesco World Heritage City's core and buffer zones.

More recently, a similar free shuttle service was extended to Pulau Tikus. Fully sponsored by popular local malls Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, the free Rapid Penang loop shuttle bus service offers transport between the two premier shopping outlets and around the Pulau Tikus area, with the aim to help reduce traffic congestion.

Rapid Penang also runs the Rapid BEST (Bridge Express Shuttle Transit), a free service that aims to reduce the volume of traffic travelling across the Penang Bridge to the Free Industrial Zone in Bayan Lepas on the island."