How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit

In what has been described a radical move for Germany, several cities across the country will trial free public transportation services in an effort to reduce car usage and related pollution. “Effectively fighting air pollution without any further unnecessary delays is of the highest priority for Germany,” wrote German environment minister Barbara Hendricks and two colleagues in a letter to EU environment commissioner Karmenu Vella.  Other pollution-fighting proposals in Germany include stricter regulations on emissions from buses and taxis, the establishment of low-emission zones, and support for car-sharing systems.[...]

How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit

How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Phys.org

How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit, Wed 14 Feb 18 from AP

Germany eyes free transport to banish air pollution

"Car nation" Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Germany wants to make all public transit free to cut back on pollution

The country wants to first experiment with the proposal in five cities.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from ZME Science

Government Of Germany Mulling Free Public Transit Use In Polluted Cities As Means Of Improving Air Quality

The government of Germany is currently mulling the idea of making public transportation system use in heavily polluted cities free as a means of reducing emissions and thus improving air quality

Wed 14 Feb 18 from CleanTechnica

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