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All the Weird Ways the World Offers Reduced, or Free, Transit Fares
Feargus O'Sullivan surveys the world for weird transit deals and finds more than enough examples to fill a CityLab post.
So, for instance, there's the time that transit users in the Netherlands with a copy of Jas van Velofte (“Jacket of Promise”) by author Jan Siebelink accessed any train in the country for free. For another example in Indonesia’s second city, Surabaya, passengers were encouraged to trade in trash for train tickets in an effort to clean the city's streets.