“It’s not possible in the long term”: Wissing rules out the extension of the nine-euro ticket – politics

Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) is satisfied with the development of the Nine euro tickets shown, but at the same time a continuation of this favorable offer excluded. “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”.

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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.

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An extension of the ticket or a permanently inexpensive solution for local transport demanded, for example by the Greens and the SPD. Above all, the countries insist on more money for their infrastructure. (AFP)

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