Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Macomb, IL - #publictransit is free

McDonough County Public Transportation‘s Go West Transit is the only free, unlimited access bus system in Illinois that also boasts the 6th highest ridership in the state. The “Fixed Route System” for McDonough County has 17 routes and over 100 bus stops located throughout the County, Campus and the City of Macomb. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Delhi, India, #freepublictransport for women and adding buses to a record number

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath for a third term on Sunday, this morning assured there would be "no dearth of buses" in the national capital soon. The Aam Aadmi Party chief had promised to expand city's bus fleet ahead of assembly elections.
"It did take time. But finally we were able to overcome all obstacles. So, buses have started arriving. I can assure all Delhiites, soon there won't be any dearth of buses (sic)," the 51-year-old AAP chief tweeted this morning. He also shared a news report that said that the public bus fleet crossed the 6,000 mark in the city for the first time in 10 years under the AAP government.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Vail, CO, free service started with 2 buses in 1969, now carries 3.2 million rides a year

In fact, the town's bus service is considered to be among the largest free transportation systems in the country offering its residents and guests timely service to and from Vail Mountain and throughout town. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

[2014] Buses become free in Zory, Poland, ridership quadruples, more service added

The city also argued that free public transport including encourage residents to give up cars every day, reduce barriers to access to education, culture or recreation, and improve the situation of large families. "The observations of drivers and our officials show that the number of passengers - from May to July - increased by up to four times in buses" - Anna Ujma from the City Hall in Żory told PAP.
Recently, the local government has suggested to residents that they submit comments on the functioning of free public transport (comments and applications were submitted, among others, by email). As Ujma said, their goal was, among others determining the residents' needs. "The three basic requests concerned especially the introduction of larger buses, adapting the timetable to the needs of students, and increasing the number of stops" - said Ujma.
She added that buses that could accommodate more passengers than previously appeared on route 5 in the Rój district and on route 6 in the Baranowice district, three new stop locations are being prepared, including at the Sikorski estate
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Dayton, Ohio, Fare-free downtown circulator, ridership jumps, bus added

The Flyer originally had three buses in rotation on the route at any given time. Olson said the RTA has added a fourth bus because of the high volumes of riders and increased traffic on Brown Street. 
The Flyer now has 37 stops, including two new ones. One is by the Schuster Center, across from Premier Health’s downtown headquarters at 110 N. Main St. The other is at the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Clemson Area Transit, fare-free, growing and improving service for over ten years

Clemson Area Transit is a public service provided fare-free by Clemson University, the City of Clemson, the Town of Central, the Town of Pendleton, the City of Seneca, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration.
[2018] CLEMSON — Clemson Area Transit has moved one step closer to reaching its goal of replacing its remaining diesel fleet with electric buses by 2023.
CAT general manager Keith Moody said the city’s first of 10 newly designed electric buses arrived at the organization’s West Lane headquarters late last week.