What are the reasons that led the government to this measure ?
Already free for children under 20 and students (mkaart holder), free transport for all will start on 1 March 2020.
The main objective put forward by the government invokes a “social measure”. Indeed, the wish would be to reduce inequalities facilitating access to transport for all, especially for the smallest budgets.
But encouraging the privileged use of public transport also reflects environmental and practical considerations.
Luxembourg is one of the countries with the highest peak-hour traffic jams. A driver spends nearly an average of 33 hours per year in traffic jams. Giving the opportunity to travel free of charge by public transport can encourage you to leave your car. There are many advantages: reduce emissions, limit car expenses (fuel, mechanics, tires, etc.) and save time. But there are disadvantages such as: dependence on the network and schedules, lack of flexibility.