Posts Tagged ‘finland‘

The death of the car in Helsinki

By 2025, the Finnish capital intends to revamp its public transport system to such an extent that private car ownership becomes pointless. Better public transportation, new ride sharing programs, and one app to connect them all. Sounds like a good plan. Read more from ZDNet

The $103,000 Speeding Ticket

…In Finland, some traffic fines, as well as fines for shoplifting and violating securities-exchange laws, are assessed based on earnings… It seems these day fines are only financially beneficial to Finland when they catch wealthy violators. Does this mean they will purposely target the wealthy?

Five By Five – 10 Feb 2012

1.  US Postal Service loses $3.3 bln in first quarter – via Reuters — The U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $3.3 billion in its first quarter (ending Dec 31st) with total mail volume falling 6.1%. USPS lost $5.1B last fiscal year, and