Bus

Estonian capital offers free public transit for all residents

Posted on April 4, 2013

Tallinn, Estonia's view of Old Town. Photo by Marko Leppik, via Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
Tallinn, Estonia's view of Old Town. Photo by Marko Leppik, via Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
TALLINN, Estonia — The capital of Estonia became the world's first to introduce free public transport for all of its residents. Passengers on the city's buses, streetcars and trams only need to have a transit pass showing they're a registered Tallinner, according to an AP report.

The free ride program, which will cost the city some $16 million annually in lost ticket sales, has surpassed expectations, with ridership up 10%. Additionally, the number of cars on city streets has fallen by as much as 15%, said city transport authority officials. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Innovative maintenance helps St. Louis Metro bus log 1 million miles

Program has been able to extend the lifespan of buses by 25% and decrease the rate of breakdowns by 85%.

UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus begins depot trials

The 38-foot Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 bus is being piloted by Stagecoach.

METRO launches submissions process for Innovative Solutions Awards

This is a great opportunity to highlight the successes of your bus operation or company.

STV|DPM relocates Connecticut bus facility

Through a management contract with Connecticut Department of Transportation, NET provides public bus transit services in the greater Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford areas.

California's NCTD implements bus stop optimization program

Approximately 90 bus stops were identified for removal or consolidation based on the review.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation