Finance Minister Christian Lindner sees no scope in the federal budget for further discount campaigns in local transport.
In general, he is not convinced of a "free mentality à la unconditional basic income" in local public transport either. "Any tax subsidy for a ticket that doesn't cover the costs means redistribution.
People in rural areas who don't have a train station nearby and who rely on their cars would subsidize cheap local transport. I don't think that's fair."