Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Central Madrid to be #carfree

Business Insider: "Madrid plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020, with urban planners redesigning 24 of the city's busiest streets for walking rather than driving. "

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ireland - Children using Leap Cards travel free for fortnight

Newstalk: "All child Leap Card holders, aged between four and 18, can travel free on any Leap Card service for the next fortnight."

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oslo Started Removing Parking Spaces For A Car-Free City

carscoops : "According to The Nordic Page, the Oslo Municipality will go on with its plan to make the country’s capital a car-free city before 2019 by removing parking spaces, thus discouraging car owners to venture in the city’s center. "

Monday, July 11, 2016

Kids In Dublin Are Getting Two Weeks Of FREE Public Transport This Month

Lovin Dublin: "Great news if you're planning a big family outing sometime soon: kids will soon be getting free public transport in Dublin and beyond."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Greece: fare dodging rise

ekathimerini.com: "Fewer and fewer Athens public transport passengers are paying for the service as ticket evasion in the Greek capital is taking on unprecedented proportions.

Transport companies are waiting for the installation of electronic ticketing machines, on which the Transport Ministry has placed all its hopes for a turnaround. But the e-ticket scanners are not expected before mid-2017."
This article takes and accountant's view of fare-dodging. If they took a larger economic view they would see that the fare-dodgers are actually helping the economy.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Luxemburger Wort - All students should have free transport

wort.lu: "(JB) A Luxembourg student association has called on the government to provide free public transport to all students in the country.

The call by the Association of Luxembourg Students (ACEL) came after it was announced that all secondary school pupils would be granted free access to all forms of public transport in the country, regardless of when they travel, from October 1, 2016."

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Luxemburger Wort - School students to get free ticket to ride, anywhere in Luxembourg

wort.lu : "Secondary school students will have free access to all forms of public transport in Luxembourg, starting October 1, 2016.

According to the country's sustainable development and education ministries, the “MyCard élève” travel card will enable holders to travel free of charge not only their routes to and from school, which is currently the case, but they will be able to use it anywhere in the country."