Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Times Of Oman :: Call for better public transport system in Oman before fuel price hike

Times Of Oman: "Al Lawati said there are numerous potential benefits to having a good public transportation system such as creating much-needed jobs for Omanis, improving the travel experience for tourists who aren’t comfortable haggling with taxi drivers, reducing congestion on the roads, and making the roads safer with fewer vehicles and since people who drink alcohol would have the option of taking buses instead of driving under the influence.

“It’s a win-win-win-win situation for everything,” he said."

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Free bus service in the #IslamicState

War against Islam is for oil

9m more people use Dubai public transport in H1 "The UAE last week announced that it would let domestic fuel prices move more freely from August 1 in a bid to reduce the wealthy country's love of gas-guzzling cars with big engines."

Free public transport across Cyprus on Friday

/famagusta-gazette: "FRIDAY will see the public transport network in Cyprus offer rides for free.

In celebration of five years from the commencement of the new system of Public Transport by Bus, Friday 24th July has been declared by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works as Free Public Transport Day.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Here is more proof that cars are not "free-market" but are subsidized

Emirates 24|7: "Car ownership in the UAE stands at 480 per 1,000 people, one of the highest rates in the world.

Hot weather, superb roads infrastructure, and availability of relatively cheap fuel are certainly incentives to own and drive a car in the UAE.

As of August 1, 2015, fuel prices will no longer be regulated and a new pricing policy linked to global prices will be adopted."