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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:03 PM

Luxembourg set to make all public transport free

Grand Duchy already offers free trains and buses to young people and over-60s

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/luxembourg-free-trains-public-transport-trams-buses-when-a8668496.html

Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to abolish all fares on public transport.

A new coalition government is taking office in the Grand Duchy with the promise of abolishing tickets on trains, trams and buses next summer.

At present fares are capped at a low level: €2 for up to two hours of travel, which in the small nation covers almost any journey.

Luxembourg’s area is 999 square miles, almost the same as Oxfordshire.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:05 PM

1. As a senior that has to pay $65.00 a month for a darned bus pass, I like this idea

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:52 PM

6. Seriously? What location? That amount is outrageous. nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:55 PM

7. Las Vegas

Truthfully you do get a fifty percent discount at sixty or for vets. The Strip buses are extra.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:08 PM

2. THAT is the kind of thing that could balance a fuel tax and reduce economic impact

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:31 PM

3. As long as there is public transit then yes.

It doesn't matter how cheap the public transit is if the bus only runs on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:42 PM

4. Transit is free in Chapel Hill, NC

The Transit buses are free in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. Nothing quite as extensive as Luxembourg, but until the last few years we had been the largest fare-free system in world.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:14 PM

5. That's as it ought to be.

I know any number of cities offer free or reduced public transit fares to seniors, and that's nice. My city, Santa Fe, only charges 50 cents per ride for those over 60, instead of a dollar. High school students with ID travel for free, I think.

A friend of mine lives near Pittsburgh and seniors there ride for free.

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