Saturday, October 28, 2017

HERE COMES WINDRIDER: Free public transit program set to launch Monday, Nov. 6

The Livingston Enterprise : "Come Nov. 6, Livingston residents will have a whole new range of options for getting around town.

On that day, the county launches its Windrider Transit Program, offering free rides on four fixed routes within town. "

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Popular Greenville free trolley expanded with new routes

Officials are hoping the trolley which runs Thursday to Sunday will get more cars off the road downtown.
“Maybe helping alleviate some of the parking issues that we have in our downtown area,” Matney said.
They also said the transportation option will help the elderly and poor.
“The fact that it’s free will give people an opportunity to be more self-sufficient and enjoy,” said Greenville City Councilwoman Lillian Brock Flemming.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sister Bay (NC) Kicks Off Free Summer Trolley June 30

Door County Pulse : "“People come downtown for a variety of reasons and we want people to think about different ways to get around,” said Chris Milligan, coordinator for the Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA).

The trolley will make 14 stops through the village’s downtown and stretching out to Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill and Corner of the Past Museum. The entire route will take approximately 30 minutes.

“Everyone is really excited about this,” said trolley manager Jerry Saballus, who said he is only concerned with the trolley being too popular."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LMU - Los Angeles - free shuttle service "LMU provides its students with free transportation to the Metro Green Line Station at Aviation and Imperial Highway. The shuttle stops at the University Hall Flagpoles, Upper Campus Flagpoles, and on LMU Dr. near the Welcome Booth. The shuttle runs from 5:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., then again from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m."

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dunkirk, France, pop. 90k, to have #freetransit

Fare-Free New Zealand: "France Dunkerque town [Dunkirk, France] goes completely over the next autumn for free public transport to the city residents to rejuvenate and revitalize the city's heart. Already, there can be a free rides on the weekends."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

People love free buses "We have loved making not driving our cars a habit. With our recent spring-like weather, riding my bike to the places I previously walked is luxurious — mostly because it is so fast and I can go so much further from my front door.

I've gotten good at riding the bus. I can say what city and county officials want to hear: it's faster and easier than driving. For the entire ski season I took an express bus from Redstone to the Old Town transit center and timed it so a second bus would quickly take me to Deer Valley — in particular, to the front door of the lodge. I carried my boots and helmet in a backpack and picked up my skis at the ski valet as I headed to the lift. Hallelujah! No walking through the parking lot in ski boots carrying my equipment. Sweet. 30 minutes."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free rides and investment raises ridership

kingstonregion : "So how successful have all these initiatives been? The average increase in public transit ridership across the province over the past three years has been below 2 per cent. Kingston achieved 13 per cent in 2014, 11.3 per cent in 2015 and 11.5 per cent 2016. And it continues to grow. Transit riders grew from 4.6 million in 2015 to 5.2 million in 2016. Our busiest day ever, not surprisingly, was 30,000 riders on August 20, the day of the final concert of The Tragically Hip and the live Market Square screening."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free public transportation a source of pride in Bozeman "Local nonprofits tirelessly provide services to the homeless and victims of domestic abuse. They provide food and other necessities to low-income. Health care workers volunteer daily to provide care who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Individuals work with the courts to acts guardians to abused children. And there are those who train and make themselves available on a moment’s notice to rescue those injured or lost in the backcountry. And others who give time and effort to make our free public transportation work or provide recreation opportunities for the disabled."

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free travel in Luxembourg for students under 30

Luxemburger Wort : "Students from Luxembourg aged from 18 to 30 will be able to benefit from free bus, rail and tram travel in Luxembourg starting August 1, 2017.

The new measure was announced on Friday, following pressure from the "Association des cercles d'étudiants" (ACEL) and other organisations to expand the free transport offer in Luxembourg.

"We want to allow young people to study in the best conditions. This is a way for the country to invest in its future,” Higher Education Minister Marc Hansen said announcing the measure on Friday."