Aachen (dpa / lnw) - Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) considers the many different tariffs in local public transport to be a nuisance. Bus and train travel must definitely become more attractive, said the FDP politician on Tuesday at a future congress in Aachen. He wanted "people to not only use public transport because they have to, but because they want to," said Wissing, who was connected digitally. The large number of transport associations with different tariffs is a nuisance. In this context, he referred to the nine-euro ticket introduced for a limited period of time, which already has 26 million users. "The best thing about the ticket is how easy it is to use," said the Minister of Transport.
The Future Congress in Aachen emerged from the "Rhein Ruhr City" Olympic initiative. RWE CEO Markus Krebber and other representatives from business and politics will speak there. The organizer is the sports manager and entrepreneur Michael Mronz. The congress takes place in the context of the Aachen horse show CHIO.