Monday, December 31, 2012

Macedonia: free public transport for seniors

MINA Breaking News: "Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski met Sunday with pensioners living in a retirement home in Gjorce Petrov and gave them a plasma display TV on the occasion of New Year's and Christmas holidays.

The pensioners voiced their gratitude for the measures taken by the government in an effort to improve their living standards, such as the announced pension hike in 2013, free public transportation and free spa treatment."

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Race for green energy damaging our marine ecosystem | Herald Scotland

Race for green energy damaging our marine ecosystem | Herald Scotland: "Some 93% of the earth's CO2 is stored and cycled through the oceans and Scotland's blue carbon sinks play a vital role in this process. Keeping them in good shape is one of the most important things we can do to keep climate change under control. Tearing up our blue carbon sinks to build useless and costly renewable energy machines is counter-productive and will lead to the release of millions of tonnes of stored CO2 into the atmosphere."

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Austerity does not address Europe's oil problem

EU must drastically reduce its oil imports | Energy Bulletin: "It is time for the EU’s finance ministers to begin to discuss oil and Peak Oil. Austerity measures that reduce a nation’s government spending have only a marginal influence on its oil import needs. The fact is that the EU must drastically reduce its oil imports. Politically, the EU’s governments currently want to do this to protect the environment from climate change but the reality is that reducing oil consumption and oil imports is vital to the EU’s future economic success."

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Гражданска Инициатива за безплатен градски транспорт

Гражданска Инициатива за безплатен градски транспорт: "ЗЗдравейте тази група, ще е инициатор за създаване на по-широка организация бореща се за свободен или безплатен градски транспорт(Г. Т.) в София. Основната фунция на Г .Т. е да бъде достъпен за всички нуждаещи се. Сегашната система за таксуване на гражданите ограничава този достъп, докато приходите от продажба на карти и билети са незначителни на фона на субсидиите и компенсациите, които Центърът за градска мобилност ( ЦГМ) получава.
Нашата алтернатива е свободен (безплатен) градски транспорт, финансиран изцяло от гражданите - данъкоплатци, достъпен за всички граждани и гости на София - без ограничения!Който желае да се включи активно в групата и подкрепя целите и нека ни пише."

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tallinn: Free Public Transport | New Europe

Tallinn: Free Public Transport | New Europe: "The long-term environmental benefits to having less cars circulating are evident while citizens will also enjoy cleaner air and less noise pollution. Although several small and medium size cities have already converted to the free-fare public transport system, Tallinn is definitely setting an example and opening the way for other European capitals to follow."

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Plan to let unemployed ride buses free

Stagecoach backs ‘Bus for Jobs’ initiative | Eurotransport Magazine: "Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “Good bus services play a huge role in boosting economic growth by helping people to access employment and training opportunities. I have been encouraging bus operators to look at the fare deals they can offer to young people looking for work, so I congratulate the operators that are doing so in January and look forward to seeing other offers in the future.

“This move will benefit the industry as well as job seekers as young people are not only a key section of the market – they are the future of the local bus industry.”

Latest government figures show the free bus travel offer will be available to as many as 817,000 people who are currently out of work and claiming benefits."

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Free public transport is more and more a competitive requirement for events

CMW: In-depth features about the conferences, conventions, meetings and event industry: "In May 2011, the Prague City Council approved a new incentive for congress organisers in the form of free public transport for events with more than 500 participants. The support is for association congress organisers approved by the council, working on events with at least 20 per cent overseas delegates, for at least two nights."

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Drinks companies admit that drunk driving is a killer and pay out big bucks

Headline Story | "LONDON - As London gears up to celebrate the end of an unforgettable year for the capital, Transport for London and Diageo reveal the incredible operation on New Year's Eve to ensure everyone gets home safe -- free of charge."

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Road traffic is out of control in Russia - now a 3 day jam

Heavy snowfall caused an almost 200-km traffic jam on a highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Three-day 118 mile jam between Moscow and St. Petersburg

Saturday, December 1, 2012

"Recovery" ... we believe and do as before

"Recovery" ... we believe and do as before: "Yet the great catastrophe is we believe we can continue in the same way that growth returns, a country needs car factories. That we can continue to produce cars again and ever!"

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