Munich (dpa/lby) - Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has just called for the nationwide introduction of a 365-euro ticket throughout Germany - but the students in Munich may have to bury their hopes for the time being. The Free State of Bavaria decided at short notice not to contribute two-thirds to the financing, the Young Mobility Network of the Munich-City District Youth Council complained on Monday. This means that the city of Munich's project to include students in the 365-euro ticket, which has so far been valid for trainees and schoolchildren, is on the verge of coming to an end.
The Ministry of Transport said that neither an introduction date nor a financing quota had been set for Munich. "The expansion is a long-term goal of the state government," said a spokesman, referring to a phased approach.
In a first step, the ticket for schoolchildren and trainees around large cities was introduced. From the winter of 2023, they want to evaluate the offer, also to examine an expansion to other rooms and beneficiaries. For the long-term implementation and expansion, the financial support of the federal government is crucial. In the event of an expansion, the state government will agree with the municipalities on balanced financing.
The economic and mobility committees have put the topic on the agenda for a joint meeting on Wednesday. The submission states that the Ministry of Transport surprisingly received a negative answer at the beginning of June. Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) then asked Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) for a financial contribution.
According to the network, students in Munich have so far paid around 281 euros per semester for a semester ticket. The network includes representatives of the Green Youth, the Young Union and the Jusos. Pupils and students are also there.