Monday, July 15, 2019

City of Powell River looks into free public transit

City of Powell River Council is awaiting a report from BC Transit regarding a prospective initiative to offer free transit to Powell River riders.

The suggestion to offer free transit came from the city’s youth council, which recommended at the June 18 committee of the whole meeting that council support a free transit pilot program for summer 2019 where all buses would be free.
https://www.prpeak.com/news/city-of-powell-river-looks-into-free-public-transit-1.23884090 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Congestion-plagued Whistler tried free transit, and says it took hundreds of cars off the road

Globalnews.ca: "The result was striking: a 52 per cent jump in ridership on free days — the equivalent of about 400 cars off the road, Wilhelm-Morden said.

The next year, Whistler doubled down, she said."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Benefits of #freetransit for youth

Patrick Johnstone: "You may have heard TransLink is doing a Fare Review process. I wrote a bit about this a few months ago after attending a stakeholders meeting. The next phase of the process is meant to begin in the Fall according to the TransLink webpage, but I recently read a story that brought to mind one of my pet peeves about the transit fare system, and an idea that I think we need to adopt.

It is time we stop charging youth for using Transit."

Fare-free public transit in Vancouver?

Translink has been less than receptive to the idea of Fare Free Transit despite the economic advantages it offers and which have been proven around the world.  And since Climate Change is undeniable, that alone is reason enough.  Please see theTyee.ca series for more on that: https://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/07/05/NoFares1/