Friday, November 29, 2013

Fare-free buses increase ridership and save lives

Free Nightrider aims to win patrons: "Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury said the decision to trial a free Nightrider bus service was an attempt to increase patronage.

Besides removing the temptation to drink and drive, the service has been linked to reductions in arrests in the centre of the city during the ''drinking season'', greater public safety and as a way of introducing people who would not normally use public transport to what is available."

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Senior groups call for free public transport for elderly

Yahoo!7: "A string of crashes involving elderly drivers has prompted a call for public transport to be made free for older Victorians.

John Finnigan, 78, catches buses and trains every week, but he says he would do it more if it were free."

Friday, November 1, 2013

Climate change is 'absolutely' linked to wildfires, says UN chief

The Verge: ""We are really already paying the price of carbon," Figueres said. "We are paying the price with wildfires, we are paying the price with droughts.""

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