Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mayor of German city believes fares deter car owners from trying #publictransport

German Cities To Trial Ambitious Free Public Transport Plans | HuffPost: "“If you ask them, they don’t know how the system works and are not prepared to pay 5 euros when they have a car in the garage and can ‘do it free.’ In attracting these people, the price barrier is very important.”

The aim in Tübingen, he says, is twofold: to lower emissions and reduce travel costs for people on low incomes. A municipal memo reportedly put the cost of zero-fee public transport for all at 14.5 million euros ($18 million)."

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