Far too many cars: The Chamber of Industry and Commerce relies on an app to bring commuters together. © IMAGO / Gottfried Czepluch
The regional committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce would like to see improved mobility. An app that is intended to bring drivers and passengers together is intended to help with this.
Wolfratshausen – Despite express buses and improved public transport connections, the transport infrastructure in the district could be further optimized, according to the regional committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). During the most recent meeting in the Krämmel Forum, Andreas Korn campaigned for participation in the app "MiO - Mitfahren im Oberland", which has been available in the district of Weilheim-Schongau since the beginning of May.
Andreas Korn promoted the app. © SH
Ride-sharing app for Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen: What the Chamber of Industry and Commerce expects from it
Large companies and administrative companies can participate. After employees have registered, they enter the time and destination of their car trips. If you are looking for a ride, do the same. "As a result, cars are better utilized and traffic is reduced," Korn explained. The travel costs, which are set at a flat rate of 30 cents per kilometre, are shared between the chauffeur and passengers. In Weilheim, for example, the savings bank, the Bauer Group, the hospital company and the district administration paid a small fee to use the app. The system is to be extended to neighbouring regions.
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Chamber of Industry and Commerce wants to introduce MiO app: "This will make better use of cars"
Andreas Roß, economic development officer in the district, thinks this is a good idea. "We should promote the app through associations such as the Entrepreneurs' Association of the Wolfratshausen Economic Area, the Geretsried Industrial Community and the Oberland Economic Forum." Hans-Joachim Kunstmann, chairman of the advertising group, only criticized the registration fees for companies. "That could be a barrier: Why isn't the app free?" he asked the group. Korn referred to the processing and data backup effort. Until the MiO app can be launched in the district, a four-month preparation period must be expected. Renate Waßmer, Chairwoman of the Regional Committee, also proposed the preparation of an IHK position paper on transport and mobility.
Better mobility in the district: Chamber of Industry and Commerce would like to see progress
The model is a template from Weilheim-Schongau. "We have already implemented a few of the points listed there, such as joining the MVV network tariff," says Ross. Peter Kammerer, Deputy Managing Director and Head of the "Location, Trade, Services" department of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, nevertheless considers a comprehensive and modified statement to be important. "The economy has the task of positioning itself, otherwise too little progress will be made," he clarified. Elke Christian, head of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce's "Economic Policy and Volunteering" department, announced early talks with representatives of the Bavarian state parliament.
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At the next meeting of the regional committee, which is expected to take place on 14 November in Bad Tölz, the members of the state parliament elected on 8 October from the district are to be questioned in person. ph