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