Commission calls for new focus on free urban public transport

A senior European Commission official has called for a “radical” focus on free public transport schemes, in a bid to tackle congestion, pollution and roadside CO2 emissions

A senior European Commission official has called for a “radical” focus on free public transport schemes, in a bid to tackle congestion, pollution and roadside CO2 emissions.

Gridlocked cities are responsible for 23% of Europe's transport emissions and high levels of particulate and other toxic emissions, which contribute to more than 400,000 premature deaths in Europe annually.

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