Luxembourg is on the path of making history, as they get set to become the first country to introduce free public transport.
The re-elected coalition government led by Xavier Bettel who was sworn in for a second term as prime minister on Wednesday, vowed to prioritise the environment during the recent election campaign.
Asides the free public transport pledge, the new government is also considering legalising cannabis and introducing two new public holidays. Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next summer in Luxembourg City, the capital of the small Grand Duchy, which suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in the world.
It was also gathered that Luxembourg has increasingly shown a progressive attitude to transport. This summer, the government brought in free transport for every child and young person under the age of 20. The country is home to about 110,000 people, but a further 400,000 commute into the city to work. A study suggested that drivers in the capital spent an average of 33 hours in traffic jams in 2016.
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