Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mayoral candidate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, promises #freetransit

Free Fare Movement - Brazil: "Valor Econômico: "SÃO PAULO  -  (Atualizada às 16h39) Ex-prefeita e candidata à Prefeitura de São Paulo pelo Psol, a deputada Luiza Erundina prometeu nesta quinta-feira a tarifa zero no transporte público da capital, se for eleita.""

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."