Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tate promises free off-peak travel for seniors

brisbanetimes : "Gold Coast seniors would receive free travel on public transport outside peak hours for four years if Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate is re-elected on March 19."

Qld’s free Friday PT idea

busnews: ""I’m confident fare free Friday will encourage residents from right across Brisbane to leave the car at home, save money and help drive the public transport culture our city needs for the future.""

Monday, February 1, 2016

Greens MP calls for free public transport for Adelaide school kids

9news.com.au: "A great way to encourage more parents to allow their kids to take a bus, tram or train on school days is to make it free.

“Parents will welcome the savings, and they’ll also welcome their children becoming more active.”

Mr Parnell believes free travel would reduce traffic congestion, improve activeness and independence among children and lower the cost of living for participating families."

Friday, January 15, 2016

Greens promise free Brisbane bus travel for pensioners and seniors

brisbanetimes : "Seniors and pensioners would be able to travel free on off-peak Brisbane buses under a Greens election pledge announced on Friday."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Free public transport for seniors taking tens of thousands of cars off the roads each week

publicworks : "“Most activities of daily living – such as shopping and paying the bills – are conducted in the local neighbourhood and involve other forms of transport. However, public transport is often used for other life-enriching activities, such as volunteering, or civic and social engagements, going to the movies, visiting friends, or travelling to the city for a day out,” Dr Feist says.

“On average, we found that Seniors Card holders are making more than 150,000 rides on public transport in the Adelaide metropolitan area every week. This represents an extraordinary number of civic, social and community engagement opportunities for older people.

“It means that our public transport system is being well utilised during off-peak periods. It also means that tens of thousands of cars are off the roads each week,” Dr Feist says."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Better Plan | Rethink the Link

website : "Instead of freeways, governments should be investing in improved and expanded public transport, rail freight and other sustainable and economic freight solutions."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Public transport key to ease Perth congestion

The West Australian: "The commuter survey, done last month and early this month, found seven of 10 car commuters used a car because it was more convenient and quicker.

But about two-thirds of respondents said congestion was a big frustration and getting worse. About one-third were frustrated by roadworks and one-quarter by road rage."

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

'Something has to give': Car-free day for Melbourne CBD proposed by city councillor

theage : "He pointed to major cities around the world - "like Paris, Bristol and even Buenos Aires - a city of around 14 million people" that had trialled a day without cars with "great success"."

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Climate change slams global economy, study from Stanford and Berkeley shows

jpratt27: "Climate change could cause 10 times as much damage to the global economy as previously estimated, slashing output by as much as 23 per cent by the end of the century, a new research paper from US universities Stanford and Berkeley finds."

Friday, October 16, 2015

Free public transport beneficial and affordable for watching car races, but not for going to work?

v8supercars : "Motorsport fans are being encouraged to use the G:Link to travel to the Castrol Gold Coast 600 next weekend, with FREE public transport providing the perfect way to get to and from the race safely."