Thursday, January 30, 2020

17 towns/cities in Brazil have #freepublictransport

Among the cities where there is no tariff, according to a survey of the website “Mobilize” are: Vargem Grande Paulista (SP), Potirendaba (SP), Paulínia (SP), Agudos (SP), Maricá (RJ), Volta Redonda ( RJ), Porto Real (RJ), Silva Jardim (RJ), Ivaiporã (PR), Muzambinho (MG), Itatiaiuçu (MG), Mount Carmel (MG), Campo Belo (MG), Eusebio (CE), Anicuns (GO) ) and Pitanga (PR). 

Map of #freepublictransit in France

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Calais : une fréquentation en hausse de 70% depuis la gratuité des transports en commun

Calais est la deuxième ville des Hauts-de-France à opter pour la gratuité des transports en commun dans toute l’agglomération calaisienne. Depuis le 2 janvier dernier, les titres de transports n’existent plus, mais le bonjour au chauffeur reste de mise ! Côté chiffres, Daniel Roussel, l’instigateur de cette nouveauté annonce un succès sans contestation possible. Sur certaines lignes, les passagers sont 120% de plus que lorsque les bus étaient payants. Les parcours ne changent pas et les usagers peuvent se déplacer sur les 14 communes que compte l’agglomération Grand Calais Terres & Mers. 

Tallinn invests in its fare-free system

Tallinn City Transport Ltd invested a total of 53.4 million euros in 2015 and 2016 in the 20 new CAF Urbos AXL trams. The operator’s fleet comprises 529 buses, 70 trams and 50 trolley buses serving 83 public transport lines in the capital and more than 140 million passengers every year. 
Tallinn is the first European capital that has abolished public transport fares for city residents. Since 2013 Tallinn residents and Estonian citizens aged 65 or over can ride for free on buses, trams, trolley buses and commuter trains within city borders. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Komarno, Slovakia starts #freepublictransport

At the start of January, the Slovakian town of Komarno became the first city in the country to introduce entirely free public transport to all its residents and visitors. The plan for this drastic change was approved by the city council late last year and marks a first in municipal politics in the country – no other town has yet made the attempt to make public transport free of charge for citizens and tourists alike. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rogers, AR, #freepublictransit

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) —The City of Rogers is partnering with Ozark Regional Transit to provide on-demand and enhanced public transit services for zero fare to residents and visitors, according to a press release issued on Wednesday. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Children and seniors -- #freetransit -- Kraśnik, Poland

[google translate] Children and adolescents up to 19 years of age or until graduation, as well as 60+ seniors will be able to ride free public transport in Kraśnik. This was decided by the councilors. The decision was taken by the opposition of private carriers who participated in the deliberations.,n,1000257604.html 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Free public transport leads to increased service in Poland towns

 Free buses from Lubin will go to Polkowice
President Robert Lubinski announced the change last week. "Free buses will now also go to Polkowice and Chocianów! From January they will carry passengers not only after the Lubin poviat, they will also appear on the roads of the neighboring Polkowice poviat, "he wrote on Facebook.

This is the effect of signing a letter of intent in the Lublin city hall between representatives of poviats and cities - Lubin, Polkowice and little Chocianów. Buses connecting these three cities, where tickets will not be needed, are to start on the route in January.
The residents of Lubin have been driving free transport since 2014. When the city authorities decided to go free, many thought that this idea would come to nothing. Meanwhile, since 2013, the city has summarized and analyzed all costs related to public transport. It turns out that free buses not only pay off, but also find supporters among other local governments. Says Marcelina Falkiewicz, spokesperson of President Lubin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bielsk Podlaski wprowadza darmową komunikację miejską

Od środy (01.01) przejazd komunikacją miejską będzie bezpłatny dla wszystkich. Tak jednogłośnie zadecydowali radni miasta na swojej ostatniej w tym roku sesji. Mieszkańcy liczą na oszczędności i czystsze powietrze.