Monday, September 15, 2014

Georgetown, Guyana, Ministry starts free public transport system

Stabroek News: "The Ministry of Public Works says it has implemented a free public transportation system to reduce the long wait citizens endure on a daily basis. In a release today, the Ministry said that the initiative began on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Four 44-seater buses are working various routes, the release added. Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, will be meeting with the contractors of the buses today at 4.30 pm at the Stabroek Market Bus Park, the release said."

Saturday, September 6, 2014

常宁:一座“穷城” 五年免费公交-搜狐财经 - Five years #freetransit in Changning

常宁:一座“穷城” 五年免费公交-搜狐财经: "2012年,常宁市公交车事故平均每月不足3起,多为轻微刮擦事故,全年无伤亡事故。
  本月,三湘华声记者赴常宁调查,寻访免费公交的幕后故事。记者 戴鹏"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Islamic State Provide Free Public Transport in Ninawa

Islamic State Provide Free Public Transport in Ninawa | Al Mustaqbal English | Islamic States – Caliphate of Abu Bakr Al Baghdady: "After repairing roads and rebuilding Ninawa province, which was destroyed by the war. Now the Islamic State provide free public transport for the citizen. Islamic State official media of Niniveh/Ninawa, post several photos that show the joy of people, they are glad with this policy.  Now people in the Islamic State can travel between cities in all regions of the Islamic State, with comfortable and easy."

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Now 26 towns in France with #freetransit - ridership up 150% in Gaillac

carfree france : "It was an election promise of the mayor, the town of Gaillac in the Tarn (13 629 inhabitants) go to free public transport on September 13. Gaillac French will be the 26th city to pass to the free transit .

On June 11, the elected council of Gaillac were particularly careful when reporting network activity "Bougenbus", composed of six bus lines.

With nearly 84,000 trips recorded from September 2012 to August 2013, traffic increased by 150% in one year. "

Friday, May 23, 2014

Noosa's free buses a runaway success over Easter

Noosa News: ""It was pleasing to see that 40% of passengers surveyed said that, if the buses were not free, they would have used a private vehicle instead," Mr Drydale said.

"This indicates that the free holiday buses program contributed to reducing congestion.

"A 97% satisfaction rate from survey respondents regarding their trip also tells us we're heading in the right direction."

Survey results showed 40% of locals said they would use public transport more in the future as a result of the program and 19% said while they rarely caught a bus at other times, this Easter they left the car behind and caught a bus instead.

Free holiday buses are funded by Noosa Council public transport levy and delivered in partnership with TransLink. The program aims to reduce traffic congestion in Noosa and encourage people to give public transport a go."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Newly-launched free bus service in PJ will cut costs and reduce pollution

The Star Online: "Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association president Datuk Dr Marimuthu Nadason said, a person using the free bus to travel to work instead of driving could achieve an average annual savings of RM6,000.

Calculations, he said, were made based on petrol price and the average parking rate.

“With the escalating cost of living, using free public transportation is an excellent way to stretch the household budget. Savings from using free public transportation allows a person to have extra cash in the pocket,” he said."