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Studies on the 9-euro ticket: Most drivers prefer to drive their own car

2022-08-10T09:26:49.799Z

Studies on the 9-euro ticket: Most drivers prefer to drive their own car Created: 08/10/2022, 11:20 am By: Omer Kayali The first study results are available on the use of local public transport with the 9-euro ticket. These show that it has only a minimal impact on the use of private cars. The goal of the 9-euro ticket is intended as a relief for the increased energy costs. Public transport sh



Studies on the 9-euro ticket: Most drivers prefer to drive their own car

Created: 08/10/2022, 11:20 am

By: Omer Kayali

The first study results are available on the use of local public transport with the 9-euro ticket.

These show that it has only a minimal impact on the use of private cars.

The goal of the 9-euro ticket is intended as a relief for the increased energy costs.

Public transport should also be an attractive option for motorists, as petrol prices have skyrocketed in recent months.

We are now in the last month that the discounted ticket will be available.

Several studies have examined its use and have come to interesting conclusions.

Accordingly, most drivers prefer their own vehicle despite the cheap 9-euro ticket.

9 euro ticket is used for additional journeys and not as a car alternative

Despite the cheap offer thanks to the 9-euro ticket, many drivers preferred their own vehicle.

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Philipp Kosok from the Agora Verkehrswende interest group explains to the German Press Agency (dpa) that the available data indicate “that the 9-euro ticket generates more traffic and, above all, hardly shifts it.” The data situation is still the same before very thin.

The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) makes a similar decision.

The VDV determined that around a quarter of the journeys made would not have been made at all without the ticket.

These are therefore additional journeys and not substitute journeys that would otherwise have been made by car.

Around three percent of drivers have switched to public transport

Christian Böttger, rail expert at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW), explains that the shift in car use to public transport is at best two to three percent.

But according to Dr.

According to Allister Loder from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), this is a pleasing result – at least for the city of Munich.

"It sounds like a small difference at first, but that there is this change over the course of the year is extraordinary," says Dr.

Loder from TUM.

Normally, the density of road traffic in Munich would tend to increase in June.

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So it is about a follow-up offer for the 9-euro ticket

The 9-euro ticket has shown that it is not only the low price that makes the offer so attractive, but also the simplicity.

A follow-up offer is currently under discussion, but it would be more expensive.

Green politicians, for example, have proposed a regional ticket for 29 euros and a nationwide ticket for 49 euros.

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But from the researchers' point of view, the price of a public transport ticket is not decisive for the long-term success of the traffic turnaround.

"If we really want stable growth in public transport, then above all we have to expand capacities accordingly," says HTW expert Böttger.

"What we have seen is that the system is really at its limit." Böttger assumes that there will be an investment backlog of around 150 billion euros in new construction and expansion for rail transport alone - including the construction cost inflation of recent years.

"The government is far, far away from providing these investments."

(with material from dpa)

Source: merkur

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