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Traffic: SPD: Successor to the 9-euro ticket needs state participation

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The 9-euro ticket to relieve people in Germany in the face of rising prices expires this month. A successor plan is still being debated.

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In the discussion about a follow-up solution for the 9-euro ticket, the SPD parliamentary group insists on the federal states sharing the costs. It must be clear that the federal government alone cannot take over the financing, said the deputy chairman of the parliamentary group, Detlef Müller, of the German Press Agency.

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“In addition, it must be ensured that the necessary stabilization of operations as a result of cost increases and the expansion of public transport services cannot be left behind,” emphasized Müller. In addition, a follow-up ticket should not replace existing cheaper social tickets.

“To finance the federal share for a successor regulation, a dismantling or a reduction of climate-damaging subsidies in the field of road traffic is a viable way,” said Müller.

The limited 9-euro ticket was introduced by the traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP to relieve people in Germany in view of rising prices. It is valid from June to August on local buses and trains and costs 9 euros per month.

Source: Stern

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