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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:58 AM
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Spain: Train fares cut to save energy
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 11:11 AM by marmar



Train fares cut to save energy
13 April 2011

SPAIN: Under a national energy-saving plan approved by the cabinet last month, fares on RENFE suburban and medium-distance services are to be cut by 5% to encourage greater use of public transport.

The Ministry of Development expects this to result in 22 million fewer car journeys into major cities over four months.

Along with a package of measures including a reduction in the motorway speed limit from 120 to 110 km/h, the plan aims to save 286 million barrels of oil and 23bn a year, cutting annual CO2 emissions by 125 million tonnes.


http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/single-view/view/...



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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:15 AM
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1. Here in Lost Angeles, when money gets tight, they cut service and raise fares
on mass transit. And then they scratch their heads when ridership drops further.
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:19 PM
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2. What a provocative idea.
If you make things cheaper...more people will use them. Interesting.
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