Thursday, December 12, 2019

Young women call for #freepublictransport

Friday, December 6, 2019

#Publictransport fares reduced in Bengaluru

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ridership jumps 10 percentage points with fare-free plan

The number of female commuters in public buses in the national capital has jumped by nearly 10 per cent since the implementation of the Delhi government's free-ride scheme for women, official data released on Wednesday showed. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cities need free public transport to create some space

Friday, November 1, 2019

Savings in pollution costs will more than pay for Delhi free public transport

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Disingenuous attack on fare-free public transport

This is how they attack the idea of free public transport:

First, reduce it to an accounting problem.
The key to operating a free public transport is to identify alternate sources of revenue to finance it. Sustaining a free transport policy in the long-term, especially during times of economic volatility, can be highly strenuous. ...
We wonder if the automobile system could withstand a sharp pencil analysis. But that will never happen because the costs of cars are never included specifically in budgets. They are just considered necessary costs of development.

Second, repeat the big lie: "Fares are needed to pay the costs of public transport"
While financial performance is critical for operating public transport, increasing the fare is not the best solution. The approach to the problem will change once it is realised that the objective of operating public transport is not to generate revenue but to offer affordable services to citizens. The need of the hour is to find innovative solutions to make public transport affordable for all.
Here, the same writer admits that fares are for rationing, not revenue. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Use public transit, reduce traffic

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Does this look like a good way to move people?

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division office said that on average the hotline responds to 2,000 to 3,000 phone calls every day. Most of the calls are inquiries from the public about traffic jams in Kathmandu Valley and the highways, and complaints against public vehicles. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

India - Bank CEO calls for #freepublictransport

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fare-free fever in India

Shortly after the Delhi Chief Minister’s decision to provide free transport to women, a Shiv Sena corporator from Pune has also demanded that the city follows suit of the national capital.