With the reform of local public transport, the federal government also wants to introduce a mobility app.
The federal government wants a uniform mobility app.
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The federal government is planning a reform of local public transport for the autumn. As Michael Theurer (FDP) explains to the Stuttgarter Zeitung, the aim is to “promote digital booking and payment across providers” and in this way “create a smooth travel experience”.
Mobility app for Germany
The government coalition wants to implement this plan with a uniform mobility app for Germany. This should include cross-association offers and should rely on strong digital networking of the various local transport providers in Germany. According to Green Party politician Matthias Gastel, the simple rules of the 9-euro ticket should now be “carried over into the future”.
Successor required for 9-euro ticket
The federal government will not develop the mobility app for Germany itself, but only wants to create the framework conditions. Mobility providers and transport companies in Germany should undertake to make their real-time data available for the app under fair conditions. However, there is currently no timetable as to when the Germany-wide mobility app will be ready. The Association of Towns and Municipalities is already calling for a successor to the 9-euro ticket, which should be permanent.