Saturday, April 13, 2013

Estonian capital the world’s first to give its residents a free ride

The Washington Post: "Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas says the experiment, which will cost the city some 12 million euros ($16 million) annually in lost ticket sales, has surpassed expectations. Passenger numbers are up 10 percent, while the number of cars on city streets has fallen by as much as 15 percent, according to Tallinn’s transport authority."
We used the Post headline, but it should really read: "One city decides to put money into public transit instead of continuing the free ride for automobiles." 

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