全国统一24小时服务热线:400-0000-889400-0000-889  / 13999887799

国际新闻

当前位置:主页 > 国际新闻 >

This Country Is Making All Public Transit Free

发布时间:2018-12-11 08:54 作者:AG88 来源: 点击: 字号:

If Luxembourg's newly elected government keeps its campaign promises, residents will be able to use public transportation for free, spend the money saved on legal cannabis, and smoke it on two new public holidays.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has promised to make public transit a priority and to lift fares on buses, trains, and streetcars by next summer, the Guardian reports.

The first-of-its-kind move iAAAApected to relieve chronic congestion in the tiny country's capital, Luxembourg City, where the 110,000 residents are joined by around 400,000 commuters every day.



Commuters currently pay a flat rate of around $2.50 for any journey under two hours. The government, which introduced free public transit for everybody under 20 last year, says the move will save money on collecting fares, and will be partially paid for by ending a tax break for commuters, Euronews reports.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was sworn in for a second term Wednesday after his ruling coalition, which includes the Socialist Workers' Party and the Green Party as well as his Democratic Party, narrowly won the recent election, taking 31 out of 60 seats in the legislature, the AP reports.

(A program in Seattle charges transit riders based on their income.)

More From Newser

  • Diego Bears Down on Southeast
  • Southwest Sorry After Girl's Unusual Name Causes a Fuss
  • Kim, Kanye Take 'Unbelievably Wasteful' Trip

This article originally appeared on Newser: This Country Is AAAAAA All Public Transit AAAA

本文源自: 环亚娱乐

相关文章Related Articles

如果您觉得本站还不错,就请分享给身边的好友吧


分享成功还有机会获得精美礼品哦