Saturday, August 17, 2019

Salt Lake mayoral candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

Jim Dabakis, a candidate for the mayoralty of Salt Lake City, is currently leading the polls - thanks in no small part to his promise to do away with fees for public transport. A recent poll by the Salt Lake City tribune found that residents of the city favour the idea by a ratio of three to one.

The move is designed to decrease carbon emissions by incentivising the public from using private cars. Dabakis has argued that the money lost from fares could be offset by money saved on improving public roads.
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The city has already trialled free transit days, a move which saw a footfall increase of 16% on those days.
https://www.joe.ie/life-style/us-city-size-dublin-verge-making-public-transport-free-677794 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Seattle city council candidate calls for #freetransit

Friday, January 4, 2019

Fare-free #publictransit suggestion for Seattle area

As a community, Seattle has been struggling with numerous issues like income equality, our world-class congestion, and the regressive nature of our tax system. One way to effectively deal with these issues is by implementing a fare-free transit system.
A fare-free system can quickly and significantly allow low-income people to have more disposable income, reduce traffic congestion by getting more commuters on buses, and reduce the regressive nature of our high sales taxes.
https://www.theurbanist.org/2018/12/27/the-case-for-making-transit-free-and-how-to-pay-for-it/? 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Salt Lake City should make #publictransit fare-free

sltrib.com  I recently spent a few days in Park City. I discovered the city bus system there is free to all passengers. You can be a tourist, a student or just a local resident, and you ride the bus at no charge. Cache Valley Transit in Logan operates the same program — public transportation at no charge

If we are serious about getting people out of their cars and into public transportation, let’s make our public transportation free to ride. There are all kinds of benefits to this program: cleaner air, fewer cars on the streets and freeways and better utilization of public transportation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

#freetransit for Seattle HS students

curbed.com Mayor Jenny Durkan has officially signed the “Orca Opportunity” plan, which will provide free bus passes to Seattle Public Schools high school students and Seattle Promise scholars at Seattle Colleges. The Seattle City Council passed the legislation on Monday in a unanimous vote.