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.
The city has already trialled free transit days, a move which saw a footfall increase of 16% on those days.