Now the Greens in the town hall are also criticizing the fare increase at the MVV.
The city councils feel left out by Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD).
He defends the increase as a necessary compromise.
Because according to information from our newspaper, the MVG had even demanded an increase of 8.5 percent.
Some of the facial features have already derailed on the subject - now also the Greens in the town hall. In an open letter to Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD), the city councils criticize the price increase at the Munich Transport Association (MVV) and the town hall chief. "We would have preferred if a decision so important for the traffic turnaround - our joint political project - could have been discussed beforehand in the committees of the city council majority," it says sourly.
As reported, the MVV shareholders' meeting, consisting of representatives from the Free State, the districts and the city, agreed on a fare increase of 3.7 percent on Friday. As our newspaper learned from several sources in the town hall yesterday, things could have been even worse. Because apparently the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) went into negotiations with a demand for an increase of 8.5 percent.
The criticism of the Greens is not so much about the average fare increase of 3.7 percent.
"Even if public transport cannot be categorically exempted from any increase in price because of the general price trend and the need for high investments, we are irritated by the complete lack of strategic considerations and any social structure," continues the letter, which the two parliamentary group leaders Anna Hanusch and Florian Roth have signed.
It is criticized that the IsarCardS reserved for the socially disadvantaged is increased by the same rate of increase, namely 3.66 percent, as other offers.
The loyalty of subscribers is also not taken into account.
"They are subject to almost the same rate increase as the users of stripe tickets."
The Greens consider the generality of this tariff increase to be wrong and expressly contradict it.
“Public transport is drastically underfunded.
We therefore fully support you in all your efforts to develop new sources of finance for public transport.
For this it will be inevitable to use the budgets of the federal and state governments more than before. "
OB Reiter replied yesterday by return of post.
The tariff increase to finance local transport is necessary.
The 3.7 percent did not even cover half of the transport company's financial needs.
"The increase is therefore a compromise that ensures the current operation and the necessary performance increases in public transport, but also takes into account the legitimate interest of the citizens in the cheapest possible public transport."
The criticism of the Greens is populist election campaign noise, because no constructive proposal is made as to how the funding should be secured in other ways.
“Of course, there is also no suggestion as to which customers we should have charged more for the criticized individual increases.
In this respect, I find this blanket criticism at the present time with a view to the federal election not surprising, but unfortunately completely wrong in the matter. "
Reiter received support in the Green scolding on Monday from CSU parliamentary group leader Manuel Pretzl: Writing open letters is one thing.
“But that is of no use, you have to act.
I'm curious whether that will be the case this time. ”The city council will probably deal with the price increase at the MVV in December.