Some sobering facts:
1. It was not possible to find something concrete on free public transport at the websites of the German government.
2. In the meantime, "our" government denies having any concrete plans for the introduction of free public transport.
3. In the draft of the agreement between the socialdemocrates and the christdemocrats about the new coalition the issue doesn't exist. The whole ecologic problem is treated very superficially. This also concerns the issue of poverty. Energy poverty is not any issue there.

Im Streit um kostenlosen Nahverkehr in einigen Städten müht sich die Bundesregierung um Klarstellung: Bei den Maßnahmen handele es sich lediglich um "Vorschläge".
Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines
This represents a surprising shift for Germany.
The German government is planning to trial free public transport in cities suffering from air pollution, as Angela Merkel’s administration scrambles to meet EU pollution rules and avoid fines. Five cities – Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Reutlingen and Mannheim – will benefit from the trial “at th...

Now more officially:

"Car nation" Germany has surprised its European neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.

Hopefully true and not fake news: According to this article the German government is thinking about free public transport and planning a test!!!

Angesichts einer drohenden Klage der EU-Kommission denkt die Bundesregierung über einen möglichen kostenlosen öffentlichen Nahverkehr nach.

During the last weeks in a few German cities fake leaflets invited to a test week for free public transport. Here you may see such a nice piece from Gießen. Let's see what is going on! Hopefully the actions help to distribute the idea!

Unbekannte haben in Gießen Flugblätter verteilt, die neun Tage lang kostenlosen Nahverkehr versprechen. Die Aktion ist ein Fake - hat aber gerade in der Universitätsstadt einen realen Kern.
A Montreal think tank is suggesting public transportation in the city should be free to ease traffic headaches and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Even a liberal German mayor thinks about a free tram line ... This makes hope ...

Die FDP in der Wümmegemeinde fordert zugunsten der Lilienthaler Bürgerinnen und Bürger die kostenlose Nutzung der Straßenbahn zwischen Falkenberger Kreuz und dem Borgfelder Landhaus.
"Free public transport for all. Dream and reality" 9 - 11 May 2018 - Tallinn, Estonia Free public transportation - false good idea or social innovation. Forum Smart City du Grand Paris on November 29th. Free public transport for a sustainable future Conference hosted by MEP Daniela Aiuto (EFD) in Eu...

International conference „Free public transport for all. Dream and reality“, Tallinn 9.05-12.05
Draft agenda

9 May
Neitsitorn, Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn ...
19:00 Welcome drink and snacks to foreign participants of the conference.

10 May
Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja bld 27a

8:45:00 Registration
Karima Delli, European Parliament, chair of Committee on Transport and Tourism (video address)
Kadri Simson, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Taavi Aas, Mayor of Tallinn
Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkerque, France (tbc)
Lars Isacsson, Mayor of Avesta, Sweden
Detlef Tabbert, Mayor of Templin, Germany
Ana Ujma, advisor to the Mayor of Zory, Poland
Paolo Verignano, City councillor of Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Daniel Santini, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Speakers panel. Moderator Allan Alaküla

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Estonian Road Administration (tbc)
Estonian Regional Public Transport Management Centres (tbc)
Estonian Municipalities (tbc)

Speakers panel. Moderator tbc.

18:15 -19:00 Guided walk in in Old Town, meeting at the front of Old Town Hall/Rathouse

House of Blackheads, Pikk str 26, Tallinn
19:00 Classical music concert, Indrek Vau (trumpet) and Peep Lassmann (piano).

20:00 Dinner

11 May
10:00- 13:00 Site visits related to public transport and Tallinn urban development
Vabaduse sq 7 Tallinn

13:00-14:30 Lunch (place tbc)

12 May
10:00-16:00 Optional day trip to Lahemaa National Park to foreign participants

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A dollar fare is fair. But FREE is better.

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Thanks to OPSEU Local 525 for joining the Transit Day of Action! #CantGetOn