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."

Monday, May 12, 2014

#Freetransit a big success in Kuala Lumpur

GTP 2013: Better efficiency boosts public transport ridership - Latest - New Straits Times: "To encourage more people to use public transport, the government also emphasised improving passenger facilities such as constructing more Park ‘n’ Ride facilities at major LRT stations and providing the free GO-KL city bus service. "

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free buses in Île d'Orléans, Quebec, get high user rating

The Guardian: "TRANSPORT - With satisfaction bordering on perfection for services, users seem to enjoy the service of public transit MRC de La Côte-de-Beaupré and Île d'Orléans, PLUMobile."

Thursday, May 1, 2014

In Poland #freetransit getting lots of media coverage

Polish Radio Katowice Picks | Free public transport in Zory: "Residents Zory can now make free use of public transport.

After the city will run seven lines operated by 8 modern buses.

- We are the first municipality in Poland, which introduced a fully free public transport - says Bronislaw Pruchnicki, presidential adviser Zory for the infrastructure."