Luxembourg Is The First Country In The World To Provide Free Public Transport

It aims to reduce road congestion and draw attention to environmental problems.
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As of February 29, 2020, Luxembourg has officially become the first country in the world to provide free public transport. Wow!

The initiative is part of the country's efforts to reduce road congestion with its rapidly rising population. While other nations have also offered free public transport, Luxembourg is the first country to do so on a countrywide scale. 

"Luxembourg has more cars per 1,000 people than anywhere else in the EU," reported BBCThe measure also aims to draw attention to the country's environmental problems. 

Luxembourg currently has a population of only 614,000, but experts have noted that this has been steadily increasing by 40 percent during the last two decades. Some 200,000 workers regularly travel to Luxembourg from Belgium, France, and Germany.

"The government wants Luxembourg to become a laboratory for mobility," said Luxembourg's Mobility Minister François Bausch.

All trains except for first-class trains will be free for both locals and visitors.

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