In a radical move to decrease the country’s carbon footprint, Luxembourg is set to make all of its public transportation free by next summer. This includes all modes of public transport like trains, trams, and buses. This move was also devised as a way to combat some of the worst traffic congestion in the world;, as of today, Luxembourg has the highest number of cars for its population in the EU.
The newly re-elected Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, and the coalition government announced this move, which comes after offering free transport to everyone under 20 earlier this year. They have yet to decide on what to do about first and second-class compartments on trains. As of now, commuters pay 2 euros for up to two hours of travel. By 2020, they plan to abolish tickets, which will save quite a sum on the collections of fares and the regulation of ticket purchases.
Source: Arch Daily