"  is set to become the first country in the world to make all its public transport free.

Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next summer [...]"

theguardian.com/world/2018/dec

This is great. I hope other large cities will follow. But they also will have to remove the incentive for companies to give a car to their employees instead of a salary.

@xuv Drpends how it’s handled; free public transport could just become very inefficient homeless shelters, driving out those who have other options

@acb

@xuv

Well, with the money you save by making public transport free, you can offer homeless shelters

@xuv I would hope too... but in brussels they just go the other way, installing portals where you have to pass your ticket to even get out of the metro ...
and the incentive of "cash instead of car" has not been a succes neither (but of course without good public transport ... )

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