Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three-degree rise in temperature will cancel out European emission reduction efforts

phys.org : "Despite the COP21 international agreement to reduce global warming to below two degrees, the research team behind the study published in Nature Communications has warned that a global temperature rise of about three degrees is not only possible but highly likely when considering the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions submitted for the COP21."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Head of Bratislava Region proposes free public transport

spectator.sme.sk : "Pavol Frešo, incumbent governor of Bratislava Region who is running for the post for the third consecutive time, has come up with the idea of free public transport in Bratislava and Bratislava Region. He was inspired by an example of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where such a model has already been introduced."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free public transport for students in Luxembourg

Luxemburger Wort: "A long-cherished wish of the ACEL Student Association will come true on Tuesday: from August 1, all students will be able to use public transport in Luxembourg free of charge, no matter where they study."

Monday, July 24, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Police dress up as "protesters" and commit vandalism

  • no people around
  • video made on good equipment (not smartphone)
  • vandals are calm and organized
  • vandals show no fear of arrest
  • no arrests made
  • these are cops

Friday, July 7, 2017

If #freepublictransport is good for World Cup 2018, it should be good for rush hour

Mirror Online: "Russian organisers have put into place a revolutionary new scheme - Fan ID - to offer transport around the whole country which will not cost a penny.

One of the biggest complaints from previous tournaments and also concerns about hosting the World Cup in Russia was the huge cost of travel which can run into thousands of pounds.

But the Fan ID system allows supporters to register when they buy a match ticket, get a free visa and then completely free public transport within cities and between host cities."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sofia uses #freepublictransport to fight dirty air

Sofia News Agency : "The Transport Commission in Sofia Municipality accepted the quality management program for the polluted air yesterday, reported dnes.bg.

A new system will warn the capital citizens for an expected exceed in the levels of fine particles in the air, and will be ready by the end of the summer.

When this happens, the public transport will be free, as well as driving in the city will be restricted."