Monday, October 31, 2011

Oil Emirate pushing #transit with free rides

gulfnews : Public transport users to enjoy free rides Tuesday: "Dubai: Leave your cars behind for a day and use public transport free of cost as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) celebrates Public Transport Day on November 1.
"On November 1, give your car a break. Ride all public transport — the Metro, public buses and water buses — absolutely free using your Nol card," said the RTA official. A similar message was also sent out to all Nol card users by the RTA as transport is free only for Nol card-holders.
By celebrating Public Transport Day, the RTA aims to activate a synchronised public transport network, in addition to encouraging the use of public transport and increasing the number of users by informing them about its distinct features, said a senior official."

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stop using cars, or it is the end of humans

Tokyo has unveiled a loan programme to aid flood-hit firms (AFP/File, Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)
AFP: Japan to support firms hit by Thai floods: "TOKYO — Japan Tuesday announced provisions to help its companies hit by Thailand's worst flooding in decades, as supply disruptions force firms to shutter plants and production is hit at home."

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Hike in public transport use sought - Taipei Times

Hike in public transport use sought - Taipei Times: "Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday said the ministry aims to increase the public transport usage rate from about 14 percent to 30 percent, with a goal of a 5 percent increase annually.
Mao made the statement at a transportation service seminar held by the ministry, where he delivered a speech titled “Vision of a Low Carbon Emission, Sustainable Transport Development.”"

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