Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rēzekne, Latvia, free rides lead to 40% rise in ridership

Jūrmala mulls free public transportation for locals / Article / LSM.LV: "The scheme operational in Rēzekne, however, provides free rides for people who earn less than 90% of the average national monthly wage. 

"The number of passengers has increased 40 to 50%.. Pupils and students have started to use this opportunity quite actively," says Rēzekne mayor Andrejs Rešetņikovs (Harmony). The scheme costs €320,000 to €340,000 for the city. "

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Miami Beach free trolleys

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Children ride public transport free in Cascais, Portugal : "Today, in a municipality like Cascais, the network is free of charge for all children up to 12 years old and has symbolic prices for those over 65. The growth of the network will be accompanied by universality and free access."

Monday, February 19, 2018

Resort towns love the fare-free idea

Whistler tempts drivers to stay off the road | CTV Vancouver News: "Getting drivers of the road is exactly what the Resort Municipality of Whistler is trying to do.

The town has introduced an incentive program to cut down on commuter traffic by hiking municipal parking rates in exchange for free public transit at peak times.

Whistler's mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden said the initiative is supposed to cut down on commuter traffic by encouraging locals to walk or take public transit and encouraging tourists not to drive and take shuttles instead. It’s part of an effort to have less cars on the road to cut back on congestion.

Whilhelm-Morden said she's received complaints before about people who aren't used to driving in the inclement conditions seen on the Sea to Sky Highway, and improving that could be an added bonus in addition to cutting back on congestion.

The initiative has been going on for about a year and a half, and although Wilhelm-Morden said it's too early to provide numbers, she thinks the feedback has been largely positive."

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Partnership with LYNX allows free bus rides for Seminole State students, employees

Partnership with LYNX allows free bus rides for Seminole State students, employees: "Through a partnership with LYNX, students, faculty and staff at Seminole State College of Florida can now enjoy unlimited rides on LYNX buses for free. The service begins today."

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fort Collins, Colorado students ride fare-free

Hitch a ride with your local public transportation system: "Transfort, a public transit system that is free to CSU students, has made riding to and from campus or essentially anywhere in Fort Collins a convenience rather than a hassle.

“Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but it helps me save the gas in my car,” said Jordan Preiss, a CSU sophomore studying psychology. “It’s just convenient having it right near my place.”"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

HERE COMES WINDRIDER: Free public transit program set to launch Monday, Nov. 6

The Livingston Enterprise : "Come Nov. 6, Livingston residents will have a whole new range of options for getting around town.

On that day, the county launches its Windrider Transit Program, offering free rides on four fixed routes within town. "