Germany Puts Quarter Billion into Public Transport Model Projects

September 2021

The Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has announced the twelve model projects eligible for EUR 250 million in special funding from now until 2024. The money is intended to help reduce CO2 emissions by strengthening local public transportation.

“Climate protection begins right before your front door – as soon as you get on public transport,” said Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer in a statement. “With attractive offerings and a well-developed public transportation network, we want to get people to switch to busses and trains.”

The projects come from all over Germany with a concentration in the north of the country around the city of Hamburg. The initiatives focus on everything from ticketing tools, cashless payment options and car sharing to innovation, sustainability and digitalization.

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