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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Car use plummets amid free travel fever in Tallinn
Thursday 04 April 2013
Three months after launching a free travel initiative, city officials in Estonia‘s capital Tallinn declared the experiment a success today.
Earlier this year Tallinn became the world’s first capital to introduce free public transport for its residents.
All that’s required is a transit pass showing you’re a resident.
The scheme is designed to reduce congestion and pollution while alleviating expenses for the city’s poor.
Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas says the experiment, which will cost the city about €12 million (£10m) annually, has surpassed expectations.
Passenger numbers are up 10 per cent while the number of cars on the streets has fallen by 15 per cent.
The programme is expected to boost Tallinn’s tax revenue because the registration requirement is winning the city more taxable residents.
More than 5,000 new Tallinn residents have been registered since January 1.
With 1,000 new residents paying €1m (£851,0000) in city taxes, current registration rates should offset the programme’s costs, said Mr Aas.
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