As we wrote earlier, due to rising energy prices in Germany, the parliament has decided to introduce a monthly public transport ticket system of EUR 9 (HUF 3,600) for three months from 1 June. The € 9 monthly ticket is valid throughout Germany for certain means of public transport, including urban and regional transport.
Later, we also reported on whether the Hungarian government is examining whether, following the German example, discounted season tickets can be introduced in Hungary in local and regional public transport. László Palkovics stated that as a result of this step, a lot of people would switch from car use to public transport.
Gergely Gulyás said in the latest government information that there is no urgent need for such a measure in Hungary, as the cheap ticket system was introduced in Germany only because fuel prices became difficult to afford, even with German payments.
Now Gergely Karácsony also spoke: According to him, every idea is good, which directs people towards public transport. The government has not yet agreed with them on this measure.
Of course, we welcome such a development, but then we also apply the element of the German model that the difference between the two rents is paid by the government.
– stated the mayor of To RTL News.
Tibor Navracsics, Minister of Regional Development, would also agree on European subsidies for dealing with the economic, energy and climate crises.
Developments must be implemented in the development of which the local governments are also involved as partners. Both the Hungarian government and the leadership of the capital can be equally losers in this process – so that neither of us gets a penny – but if we support each other in this matter, we can both do well and Hungary can do well.
Gergely Karácsony added.
Tibor Navracsics has already indicated that he is ready to negotiate, and this may take place in the second week of July.