Thursday, October 06, 2016

Europe is planning to give teens $450 to vacation by train

The European Union is debating whether to give teenagers a rail pass worth 407 euros ($456) when they turn 18, a free gift that would allow them to travel the continent for up to a month.

"We admire the boldness and the level of ambition and we are ready to explore [the plan] further," Violeta Bulc, the EU's top transport official, said Tuesday in European Parliament.

Bulc cautioned that more work needs to be done on the proposal, but suggested the EU start with a pilot scheme ....