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15 Feb 2018

Government backtracking on free public transport is irresponsible – sustainable transport association VCD

Sustainable transport association VCD

Backtracking on the proposal to make public transport free of charge proves the government is “totally clueless and irresponsible”, according to German transport and environmental association Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD), which promotes sustainable mobility. “Ambitious solutions to city pollution have been overdue for years, but the grand coalition fails on all accounts,” VCD public transport expert Philipp Kosok said in a press release. The government has let car companies get away with emissions cheating and continues to block diesel bans in city centres, and “now the ministers in charge even shy away from seriously improving public transport – what a farce.”

Find the press release in German here.

Find background in the updated CLEW article German cities might test free public transport to cut pollution.

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