A successor to the 9-euro ticket, which has been used millions of times, is to be found. However, the SPD proposal for a 49-euro ticket valid nationwide is not only met with approval: critics complain that the ticket is too expensive for low-income earners.

The federal government is advising on a new relief package in the Meseberg Castle guest house: Among other things, a successor to the 9-euro ticket, which has been used millions of times, is to be discussed. The SPD proposes a nationwide valid public transport ticket for 49 euros per month, according to the SPD draft, which is available to the dpa. According to the SPD proposal, the federal and state governments should each bear half the cost of the 49-euro ticket.

The SPD does not meet with great encouragement from the citizens: Many Twitter users counter that the 49-euro ticket is too expensive for them. Above all, low-income earners feel abandoned: “A 49-euro ticket is socially unfair. It is not affordable for poorer people and does not provide any relief,” writes Twitter user Sarah Dubiel. For them, the only right demand is that the 9-euro ticket stays.

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The Association of Transport Companies presented the proposal for a 69-euro ticket: The FDP State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Michael Theurer, was recently open to a 69-euro ticket.

Especially for Hartz IV recipients, the ticket cannot be financed: “If the Hartz IV standard rate for traffic is €40.27, how can you go over it with a suggestion of almost 9 euros? Of course, that should be an upper limit and so it should be a maximum of the 39 euro ticket,” said Twitter user “De Mietz”.

For Twitter user Marc Kniepkamp, ​​a 49-euro ticket is not an alternative: “That

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User Ingwar Pero calls for free public transport use on Twitter: “On

When asked by FOCUS online, the parties did not comment on the disadvantages of the 49-euro ticket. “I would ask you to ask these questions to those who threw the 49-euro ticket into the ring – and as far as I know, that is the SPD parliamentary group,” said the Senate press spokesman for the chair of the Transport Ministers’ Conference, Maike Schäfer.

Furthermore, the Senate press spokesman writes: “Federal Minister Wissing would first have to comment on a model”. Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing played the ball back: “Citizens expect politicians to present solutions and not shift responsibilities,” he said after a VMK meeting last week. According to Wissing, however, the organization is the responsibility of the federal states.