Local transport: 49-euro ticket in the focus of the transport ministers’ conference

Local transport: 49-euro ticket in the focus of the transport ministers’ conference

The 49-euro ticket gives the transport ministers of the federal states a lot of advice. At their Aachen conference, they must expect numerous protests from climate activists and environmentalists.

The transport ministers of the 16 federal states will start two-day consultations in Aachen this Wednesday. The focus is on open questions about the 49-euro ticket for local transport.

The Deutschlandticket, which is valid nationwide, is scheduled to start on May 1st and will be on sale from April. The chairman of the conference of transport ministers, North Rhine-Westphalia’s head of department Oliver Krischer (Greens), is striving for the most uniform possible procedures in the tariff structure for tickets – for example for student tickets or the question of how to take bicycles with you.

Other topics on the agenda include a reform of passenger controls at airports and more 30 km/h zones in the municipalities. The zones are highly disputed in the countries. When it comes to security checks, the federal states have suggested that the federal government transfer responsibility for this from the federal police to the airports. During the corona pandemic, there were excessively long waiting times at the controls, especially during holiday periods.

The results of the conference of transport ministers are to be presented to the public on Thursday. Climate activists and environmental organizations have registered various demonstrations in Aachen for both days of the conference – on Thursday with several hundred participants.

Source: Stern

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