Luxembourg becomes the first country to provide a free transportation system
ILuxembourg’s government becomes the first country in the world to offer free public transport laws on February 29 to reduce dense traffic.
While some cities across the country have already taken similar partial measures, the Ministry of Transport said this is the first time the decision covers the whole of Luxembourg.
This free transportation policy in the country is considered an “important social step” and affects about 40% of households. As a result, this new policy can help about 100 euros or $ 110 per household per year.
According to a report in The Guardian, such a move is only part of the country’s plan to reduce congestion.
The capital city of Luxembourg is famous for traffic jams, mainly due to the tram that has been under construction for years.
The first part of this tram began its process in the last months of 2017. However, the rest of the tram is still under construction, and the work will continue for a few more years, with the airport sitting, and southern skirts trying to connect the north of the capital.
Transport Minister Francis Bosch said that organized and permanent investment is an essential prerequisite for promoting public transport.
A survey was done in 2018 by TNS Alertis, which said that cars were used in 71% of entertainment transportation and 47% of business travel.
In the meantime, 32% of those who took the bus were traveling and only 19% of those who took the train.
Meanwhile, in Paris, workers using public transport accounted for 68.6% of their travel. This is according to the French Statistical Institute of Ansei.
However, there are some exceptions to Luxembourg’s new freight transport policy, which are first-class travel on night trains with night class services.
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