Bremen’s mobility senator is happy about the 49-euro ticket agreement

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  • The federal and state governments agree on the introduction of a 49-euro ticket.
  • The previous point of contention, the financing, has been clarified.
  • Bremen’s mobility senator would have liked an earlier agreement.

Bremen’s Senator for Transport Maike Schaefer (Greens) sees the introduction of the Deutschlandticket as the successor to the nine-euro ticket as a complete success. It is exactly right that the federal government is now contributing half of the costs.

However, Schaefer also criticizes the federal government for the late agreement and says that she would have liked to see the cost-sharing compromise earlier: “The federal states emphasized early on and repeatedly that they were prepared to bear their share of the costs.”

Schaefer sees the 49-euro ticket as “real relief in people’s wallets.” Bremen’s Senate President Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD) also praised the final agreement.

It is good that the conditions have now finally been created so that the Deutschlandticket can be launched as quickly as possible. And it is good that the federal government will contribute half of the costs in the coming year.

Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD)

Harmut Bodeit, who is responsible for transport policy in the CDU parliamentary group, welcomes the agreement in principle. “Even if we would have wished for it earlier,” said Bodeit. However, it is more than questionable whether the people of Bremen will benefit from the ticket in terms of quality. “Because BSAG will not return to regular operations until next year. Improved timing has only been announced so far, but not implemented.”

Start date still unclear

The leaders of the federal and state governments did not give any specific information on the start date for the ticket. Weil said the ticket will come “by the end of the first quarter” of 2023. The resolution for the meeting states that the federal and state governments want to realize the ticket “as soon as possible in 2023”. The 49-euro ticket is intended to build on the popular 9-euro ticket from the summer.

Scholz called on the federal states and transport companies to create the conditions for the introduction of the ticket “very quickly”. The transport ministers of the 16 countries must now “advance the practical implementation of the ticket”. He expects “that everyone will be there at high speed,” said the Chancellor.

Prime Minister Weil, who is also chairman of the Prime Ministers’ Conference, said: “The financial foundations have been laid.” He expressed the expectation that half of the funding from the federal and state governments would continue in the years to come.

More about the 49-euro ticket:

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Bremen Eins, News, December 8, 2022, 8 p.m

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