Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) was satisfied with the development of the nine-euro ticket, but at the same time ruled out a continuation of this cheap offer. “It’s not possible in the long term,” said the minister on Thursday RTL / ntv. “Because the ticket costs over a billion euros a month.”
The temporary measure must therefore now be evaluated and then discussed with the federal states on how the bus and train service can be improved, said Wissing. Basically, he is happy “that the measure is so well received and so well received”.
The ticket exceeded the expectations of many. “Many federal states didn’t even want the ticket and now they don’t want to get rid of it anymore,” said Wissing.
The nine-euro ticket for local transport is available from June to August. During these three months, citizens can use local transport nationwide for nine euros a month. The measure is part of the government’s relief package.
Many parties have already called for an extension of the ticket or a permanently cheap solution for local transport, for example from the Greens and the SPD. Above all, the countries insist on more money for their infrastructure. (AFP)