Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Yet another candidate for US Congress calls for #freetransit

Pro-free-transit candidate for NY Assembly

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Chapel Hill candidate calls for #freetransit for whole Triangle

Sunday, November 3, 2019

NYC Council candidate calls for free public transportation

Member of US Congress calls for #freetransit

Candidate for Dayton City Commission David Esrati is proposing fare free public transit

The reality is, the taxpayers are already paying for RTA through the sales tax, and from Federal dollars, and the amount of money RTA collects through fares is negligible. Once you eliminate the costs of collecting fares- from the administration of tickets and passes and transfers, to the accounting and control functions of the funds, and then figure in fuel costs and time wasted while waiting to collect the fares- the amount of real revenue is almost none. By returning ad sales to the outsides and insides of buses, RTA could more than make up for the lost revenue and the increases in ridership would be even more desirable to advertisers. 

Yet another congressional candidate in US calls for free transit

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Another US Congress candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

Monday, October 28, 2019

NY State Senator calls for fare-free #publictransit

Columbus, OH, city council candidate advocates #freetransit

Thursday, October 24, 2019

NYC council member for fare-free #publictransit

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Montreal candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

Mississauga-Lakeshore candidate pledges to work for fare-free #publictransit

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Links to useful information for candidates

Minto campaign shaking up interest in free public transport - NZ

Breakthrough in debate about free public transport brings challenge to other mayoral contenders.
As well as a big reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions, the benefits of free public transport in Christchurch include:
  • Revitalising the city centre (this has been the experience in Dunkirk)
  • An economic boost for Christchurch businesses (locals have more money to spend locally!)
  • Reduced inequality in the city (the policy gives workers an extra four weeks pay a year through savings on petrol/car repairs)
  • Improved productivity with less congestion
  • Increased social cohesion (people from all walks of life enjoying each other’s company on low emission buses with free wifi)
  • Less traffic congestion for people who hate public transport

New York candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

Monday, October 14, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Christchurch, NZ mayoral candidate calls for fare-free public transport

Christchurch mayoral candidate, John Minto says "Free Public Transport is an important part of fighting climate change - Minto for Mayor will get it going in Christchurch!"