The demand for the 9-euro ticket is high. The federal government now apparently wants further, permanent standardization in public transport: with an app that networks transport companies nationwide.
According to a media report, the Berlin traffic light coalition is planning a mobility app for the whole of Germany.
One will “advance digital booking and payment across providers,” said the Federal Government’s railway commissioner, Michael Theurer, to the daily newspapers “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (Monday). The Ministry of Transport does not want to have a mobile phone application developed, but rather create the framework for software companies. “Transport companies and mobility providers will be obliged to provide their real-time data under fair conditions,” said the FDP politician.
“We now have to transfer the simple rules of the 9-euro ticket into the future,” said Green politician Matthias Gastel, a member of the Bundestag’s transport committee, to the newspapers. “The traffic light government will launch a uniform mobility app for the whole of Germany.”
With the special ticket, passengers can use local and regional transport throughout Germany for a month for 9 euros. Tickets are sold for June, July and August.