Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Istanbul mayoral candidate calls for free public transport, 24 hour service

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CHP candidate Sarıgül vows to bring free transportation to many in Istanbul - POLITICS: "“Istanbul needs solutions. If elected, we will solve the traffic problem gradually, starting from March 30 [the day of the local elections]. The solution is in the metro and railway system, which we will extend in the city,” said Sarıgül, vowing to increase investment in public transport.

“There are 104,000 teachers and 13,000 university teachers in Istanbul. Transport will be free for teachers and students. We believe they deserve this,” he added."

Sunday, February 16, 2014

#Freetransit advocate running for Toronto City Council

Elect Michael Laxer - Ward 6 City Councillor 2014: Michael Laxer for City Councillor Ward 6: "As Ward 6 City Councillor I will fight to see the Waterfront West LRT plan brought back to connect our Ward with Toronto's downtown in a faster and easier direct route. I will work to see transit expanded city wide and to have revenue tools put in place to finance and maintain this expansion. I will work to integrate GO Transit and TTC routes within the city so that people can use the Lakeshore line as if it was a subway.  I will also fight against any agenda to raise fares and will work towards FREE transit, which should be the environmental and social goal of any government."

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Candidate for leader of PQ Greens is #freetransit advocate

The free transport is one of the best ways to fight against air pollution and climate change. A well-funded and non-tariff transport system will encourage greater use and we will significantly reduce the number of vehicles on the road passengers.

Free transit will allow us to:

Reduce the number of vehicles on the road

Eliminate costs associated with the collection of rates and reinvest

Reduce traffic congestion and increase social and economic productivity

Reduce financial pressures on families and low-income citizens

Encourage the use of public transport without penalizing motorists

When we should encourage the use of public transport, the Government of Quebec is quite the opposite and increasing rates of transport. The price of a monthly pass to Montreal has almost doubled in the last ten years. Families, workers and students have a strong need for affordable and effective in order to thrive in our modern society transport.

Free transportation is a concrete that the Quebec government could take now to reduce our oil consumption gesture without forcing people to abandon their cars.

Free transport will also benefit motorists and users of network transport. Hours and hours lost in traffic congestion greatly harm the economy! It is quite time that the Quebec government to take concrete steps to reduce traffic congestion, without expansion of the road network.

The abolition of freight rates would have an impact on the workers who collect these funds. A Green Government will ensure that these workers will be offered associated with the expansion of network positions.

Transit, it is the future.

In financial terms, the STM plans to raise 590 million dollars in transit fares this year. This represents less than half of what the Minister of Transport, Jean-Froincois lysed, reportedly announced on May 6 for only exchangers Decarie, Dorval, and Turcot. Note that free transport is a matter of priority and that remained the need for the expansion of road networks.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Socialist local candidate wins 35% of vote, enters run-off

Links International: "“Working people in Seattle have a clear political choice for a change. If you want to fight for an alternative to the status quo, join us in the struggle for a citywide $15/hour minimum wage, a major expansion of public transit by taxing Seattle’s millionaires, increased investment in affordable housing, and implementing rent control”, said Sawant."

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Minto proposes free public transport for Auckland

Voxy.co.nz: "Mana Movement Co-Vice President John Minto launched his campaign for the Auckland mayoralty today with a policy to give Aucklanders an extra hour at home with their family every work day by unclogging Auckland roads with free public transport."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brazil PSB takes the flag of zero tariff in Congress

versaoimpressa: "In another attempt to anticipate the Rousseff government a measure with strong popular appeal, the bench of PSB in the House of Representatives decided to sponsor the adoption of the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC) which provides for the adoption of zero tariff for all shipping public in the Country Party Eduardo Campos, Dilma likely opponent in 2014, supports the measure, which is on the agenda of today's vote of the Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) Chamber."