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Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 10:22
Free public transport barely increased number of passengers in Tallinn
Eesti Päevaleht writes that Swedish Royal Technical University scientist Dr Oded Cats and his two colleagues completed a study on the use of free public transport in Tallinn and it shows that free public transport has attracted a minimum amount of new passengers. The number of them grew most in the Lasnamäe city district, over 10%.
The 12 million EUR of deprived ticket income has yielded just 1.2% increase in the number of bus passengers. Special bus lanes and busier bus schedules have yielded 2.8% of new passengers, the study indicated.
Tallinn introduced free public transport this year, reported LETA.