Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - From the point of view of the Stuttgart transport association boss Thomas Hachenberger, a start of the 49-euro ticket is feasible under certain conditions on April 1st. The federal states had spoken out in favor of this appointment. "I believe that we can pack April 1 as an industry," said Hachenberger of the German Press Agency.
"We can't do it without this additional funding obligation from the federal and state governments," said Hachenberger. "We have customers who have been paying 150 euros per month so far. They are now paying 49 euros, because 100 euros are missing at the beginning of the month. The money must come from the public sector if there is such a tariff," demanded the managing director of transport - and Tariff Association Stuttgart (VVS) and spokesman for the associations in Baden-Württemberg. According to Hachenberger, the VVS is the largest association in the southwest and the sixth largest in Germany.
The nationwide usable ticket for buses and trains in local transport with an introductory price of 49 euros per month is to build on the popular 9-euro tickets from the summer.