Monday, September 16, 2013

The moving revolution: Venezuela's free public transport

The moving revolution: Venezuela's free public transport: "Merida, capital city of the province of Merida (population 843,880) has been offering fare-free trolley bus services for six years."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Adelaide, Australia, free connector bus, 150,000 passenger trips a year

If more people use public transport, there will be less traffic, making everyone’s travel quicker and easier. To ease congestion, cities around the world are consciously pursuing a transition towards more people using public transport.
  • The Adelaide Connector has been operating since 2000
  • Every year the bus service transports over 150,000 passengers
  • The bus fleet consists of three buses including Tindo, the world’s first
  • solar-powered electric bus that is recharged using 100% solar energy.
  • Tindo travels over 50,000km per year and saves 14,000 litres of diesel

Monday, September 2, 2013

Żory, Poland to begin free public transport

A visit to “Summer School – The Capital of Free Public Transport” in Tallinn | Free public transport: "Żory is a small town in southern Poland, but a town wih big ambitions: they want to become the leading free public transport-city in the country. Starting next year they will implement zero-fare as one of several measures to stop the population decrease. They have not decided on wheather to make it free for everyone or just for people registered in the town. When they asked the participants, the representative from Aubagne said that everyone should benefit, because no one likes to be controlled."