Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Free public transportation in Tórshavn Municipality in the Faroe Islands

The city of Tórshavn, the capital of The Faroe Islands, is promoting a shift from private car use to public transport through economic incentives, i.e. by making public bus transport free for everyone.
https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/initiative/free-public-transportation-torshavn-municipality-faroe-islands 

Monday, June 10, 2019

#freetransit in Rock Hill, SC, USA

ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - The City of Rock Hill is launching the first, free public transportation system in York County on Monday, June 10. Thursday morning, city leaders displayed the fleet of 7 electric buses that will be running four routes starting this summer.
https://www.wbtv.com/2019/06/06/city-rock-hill-launches-first-free-transit-system-york-county/ 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Luxembourg implements fare-free #publictransport

The move will save on the collection and processing of fares. It may also encourage a shift away from private cars; traffic congestion, especially around Luxembourg City, is a serious problem.
Some city centres around the world offer free transport in a bid to reduce congestion, and in some US counties the bus system is free. But no other nation has eliminated fares from its entire transport network.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/luxembourg-free-trains-public-transport-trams-buses-when-a8668496.html.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ridership triples with fare-free public transport

One major step that Chamonix took towards reducing pollution is making all public transport free for both residents and visitors. The move to make public transport free costs the municipality five million euros per year, but has tripled the number of people using the system each year.
http://www.arsmb.com/heres-air-pollution-chamonix-bad/