"The last decades a little war has been fought in the small town
of Fuddenheim, located near the border between the Principality of
Liechtenwald and South Prussia. A group of private citizens, led by
Rinus Poortvliet and Rik de Knegt from Belgium, decided some 15
years ago to introduce free public transport in order to combat air
pollution and congestion. Donations allowed them to buy a few buses
which were operated by volunteers.
"At first, the commercial public transport company Omnifast GmbH
hardly reacted. The schedules of the new service, called Linexx eV,
weren't very attractive to the general public, they said, and on
top of that they operated just a few lines. Commercial transport
was much more professional and offered more choice..."