That was 52 million times 9 euro ticket Bought between June and August. Since the end there has been heated discussion about a successor. Now a decision has been made!
But how should the successor of the 9 euro ticket look like and who pays for the new offer? These questions should be clarified on Monday (September 19) at a special conference of transport ministers.
9-Euro-Ticket: Clear decision – successor is coming!
At 2.30 p.m. the big discussion round of the federal and state governments started. Until then, it was not even certain whether there would be a new offer for bus and train at all. But shortly after the opening there was a clear 16:0 vote. The countries want a new ticket, as “focus.de” reports.
How exactly the successor should look like is still not clear. There were a number of suggestions beforehand: from 29 to 69 euros per month to a 365 euro annual ticket. Now a working group is to join forces with the federal government to make concrete decisions by October 12th. The ambitious goal is to launch a new ticket on January 1st.
The dispute over money continues – the federal and state governments continue to disagree
But the biggest issue goes into another round today. As with the 9-euro ticket, the federal and state governments are arguing about financing. “All countries want to carry a successor ticket,” assured Maike Schaefer, Chairwoman and Green Party politician. However, the politician emphasized, especially with regard to the increased energy costs: “The federal government must participate just as much as the federal states. The current money from the federal government is not even enough for the status quo,” says Schaefer in view of the rising energy costs.
More news about the 9-euro ticket:
The federal government initially assured that 1.5 billion euros would be made available for such a project if the federal states would participate financially. However, this is not enough for the federal states. However, Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing initially refuses to be persuaded to commit to additional measures to increase this, as the focus.de report shows.