News Digest Item
19 Mar 2018

Selected cities reject free public transportation plans to reduce air pollution

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Three cities in the German federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg that have been selected as test grounds for a possible public transport service free of charge have rejected corresponding plans by the federal government, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The three lead cities, Herrenberg, Reutlingen and Mannheim, say they oppose a public transport system completely free of charge but rather want to improve their existing service to encourage people to use busses and trains instead of private cars and contribute to better air quality.

See the CLEW article German cities might test free public transport to cut pollution for background.

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