Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free rides and investment raises ridership

kingstonregion : "So how successful have all these initiatives been? The average increase in public transit ridership across the province over the past three years has been below 2 per cent. Kingston achieved 13 per cent in 2014, 11.3 per cent in 2015 and 11.5 per cent 2016. And it continues to grow. Transit riders grew from 4.6 million in 2015 to 5.2 million in 2016. Our busiest day ever, not surprisingly, was 30,000 riders on August 20, the day of the final concert of The Tragically Hip and the live Market Square screening."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free public transportation a source of pride in Bozeman

bozemandailychronicle.com: "Local nonprofits tirelessly provide services to the homeless and victims of domestic abuse. They provide food and other necessities to low-income. Health care workers volunteer daily to provide care who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Individuals work with the courts to acts guardians to abused children. And there are those who train and make themselves available on a moment’s notice to rescue those injured or lost in the backcountry. And others who give time and effort to make our free public transportation work or provide recreation opportunities for the disabled."

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free travel in Luxembourg for students under 30

Luxemburger Wort : "Students from Luxembourg aged from 18 to 30 will be able to benefit from free bus, rail and tram travel in Luxembourg starting August 1, 2017.

The new measure was announced on Friday, following pressure from the "Association des cercles d'étudiants" (ACEL) and other organisations to expand the free transport offer in Luxembourg.

"We want to allow young people to study in the best conditions. This is a way for the country to invest in its future,” Higher Education Minister Marc Hansen said announcing the measure on Friday."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Eusebio, Brazil, #freetransit since 2010.

Free Fare Movement - Brazil: "tribunadoceara : "Imagina utilizar transporte coletivo e não pagar nada por ele? Se você acha que isso é algo bem distante, engana-se. No município de Eusébio, Região Metropolitana de Fortaleza, essa é uma realidade que acontece desde 2010.""

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Missoula Mountain Line lists the benefits of Zero Fare

Mountain Line - Zero Fare: "On January 5, 2015, Mountain Line’s fixed route and door-to-door services began operating at zero-fare. Along with the addition of a second high-frequency BOLT! Route 2 and Late Evening Service, the community partnership goal was to increase ridership at Mountain Line 45 percent within the three years of the zero-fare demonstration project — that’s an annual ridership increase of 400,000!  In 2015, Mountain Line has already added an additional 350,000 rides, with hopes of this growth continuing in 2016.

What’s important to know about zero-fare? Here are some of the more significant benefits that transit agencies across the nation have found in operating zero-fare systems :"