Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hearing Scheduled on Price Changes for Beijing's Public Transport

cri.cn : "A hearing will be scheduled regarding the coming price adjustment of Beijing's public transport, according to the city's Development and Reform Commission.

The commission solicited public advice and received more than 40,000 pieces within 18 days. People are most concerned with the increase of fares, while suggesting a reasonable price range and different ticketing systems for special groups of people, such as students and senior citizens."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Major cities in China in need of more public transport

CCTV.com English: "Today is Global Car Free Day. But since it falls on a Monday, heavy traffic is inevitable, especially in China’s capital. "

Sunday, September 7, 2014

为高陵免费公交点个赞|拥堵|城市_凤凰资讯

为高陵免费公交点个赞|拥堵|城市_凤凰资讯: "8月28日早晨起,高陵县城的市民可以享受第二条免费公交线路109路了。这是继去年高陵县开通陕西省首条免费公交101路后,将原先的免费公交线路范围完善扩大。读后犹如一股暖流涌向心头。情不自禁要为高陵免费公交点个赞。"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cars choking Beijing

Bloomberg: "Growing pains in the Chinese capital of 21.1 million are on full display -- from the clogged roads around Tiananmen Square to the brown haze choking its residents. Beijing was the second most-inhospitable international city behind Moscow out of 40 studied by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, according to a report released in February."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

多个蒙特利尔郊区市镇提供免费公交服务

多个蒙特利尔郊区市镇提供免费公交服务: "自两年前Chambly等蒙特利尔南郊市镇提供免费公共交通后,现在又有Candiac等三个城镇步其后尘。市政当局希望通过提供免费公交服务鼓励人们少开车,同时吸引人们前来定居。"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Seniors ride free in Shanghai, China

13.4b yuan from sales | Shanghai Daily: "Some 3 billion yuan of this was used for the expansion and maintenance on the Metro. Another 1.9 billion yuan was spent subsidizing buying buses, while 920 million yuan went to subsidize public transport transfer discounts.

And 590 million yuan was used to provide free public transport for seniors, with 580 million yuan spent on the public transport infrastructure and 350 million yuan for other subsidies.

A total of 6 billion yuan left over in 2013 will be spent on the public transport in the coming years."