Zminijietna calls for free weekend bus programme to be introduced
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Zminijietna has appeals to the Government to consider introducing a free weekend bus programme in Budget 2019
The left think tank organisation said that this will compliment with the various measures introduced by the Government with regards to free public transport.
“Subsidising public transport, while encouraging the operator to invest more in the running of the service should be the way forward,” it said.
“Low-income families and foreign workers will mostly benefit from this measure. This will also discourage people from owning a car,” added Zminijietna.
“Estonia created the world’s largest fare-free public transport network, allowing both locals and visitors to travel from one end of the country to the other without paying a cent,” it said.
“There are currently about 100 free-transportation experiments under way around the world, including a free weekend bus programme in Wales, UK,” stated Zminijietna – Voice of the Left.
Photograph by Alain Salvary