Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Australia - Free public transport coming for NSW?

...The move could save hundreds of millions in staffing costs, ticket-machine operations and abolish the trouble-plagued smartcard... news.com

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bangkok Tourist Attraction - Free Buses

73 Bus Routes in Bangkok, Thailand are fare-free. Look for the red bus with the blue and white sign. For a list of other cities with free public transit: click here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fare-free transit proposed for Australia

The Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) Chairman Scott Grenda has called for the Commonwealth to get more involved in public transport to deliver better outcomes for the Australian economy, environment and community...

...to run a trial of free public transport, effectively subsidising the current fare revenue collected by the states, through a one-off annual payment by the Federal Government... Australasian Bus and Coach

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What will the electric car burn?

Here is the progress report of renewable energy sources in the U.S. The chart is derived from U.S. EIA data and shows percent of total domestic energy. Electric cars will necessarily burn mostly fossil fuels. The electric car will still continue most of the negatives of the gasoline-powered car and introduce new ones of its own.