Friday, May 27, 2016

#Freetransit advocate running for office in Nova Scotia

THE COAST: "What’s more, the city of Halifax can afford to provide free public transit. Eliminating bus fares from all transit would only cost $35 million dollars, or just three percent of the total operating budget. This amount pales in comparison to the $55-million price tag that the city has already committed to the new convention centre."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mayoral candidate in Mexico calls for free public transit

Jorge Castro: "CANCÚN.- The candidate for the Municipal Presidency, the Social Meeting (PES) Party, Gregorio Sanchez Martinez, launched his campaign Wednesday in the region 227, compared to the expected large attendance and toured several streets of fractionation Otoch Paradise Villas."

He said that with this new rule to be had with him at the Municipal President of Benito Juarez "will support students with two fundamental points: Free public internet and transportation throughout the city." Addressing the avecindados in the Ecological Park Villas Otoch, he invited them to join his proposal.

(using Google Translate)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Anbumani Ramadoss promises free bus travel for all in Chennai

The Hindu: "Promising free bus travel for the residents of Chennai, Pattali Makkal Katchi’s Chief Ministerial candidate and former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday said the city needed an integrated public transport system for better connectivity.

On the sidelines of an interactive session on a new urban agenda for the Chennai Metropolitan Area, he announced that free bus travel will be implemented for all and the fleet of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation will be increased to 8,000 buses."

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Labour MP calls for free public transport

MaltaToday: "Reacting to MaltaToday’s survey which showed that traffic is the top concern of the Maltese, Farrugia said “public transport in Malta should be punctual, efficient, adequately routed and FREE.”"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Interview with The Free Public Transport Party candidate for Stroud David Michael

Stroud News: "So what lead him to run for MP? He wants free and frequent public transport fitted with Wi-Fi and toilets. He would ban first-class seating and would have car-free town centres."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Candidate in Newcastle, NSW, Australia calls for free public transport

Newcastle Herald: "THE best way to encourage people to leave their cars at home is by building cycleways suitable for daily commuting and developing fast, free and safe public transport systems.

Such measures would result in fewer accidents, faster travel times and cleaner air."