the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) has decided, according to a report by the news magazine "der Spiegel" against privatisation of the Truck toll operator Toll Collect. The Federal government should now remain the owner of the company, writes the newspaper, citing information from the Department. Not to, outside of speculation, the Ministry, in principle, it said on Saturday upon request in Berlin.
The toll operator Toll Collect - a joint venture between Daimler, Telekom and French motorways operator Cofiroute is since 1. September in Federal ownership. According to the previous plans, a new operator 1. March 2019, the shares in Toll Collect and the toll system. A sale of shares should only be done if it is for the Federal government economically, had made it clear to the Ministry of transport in the past.
The Federal court of auditors had criticized the plans for a re-allocation of the Truck toll system on motorways and Federal roads to a private operator. The Federal Ministry of transport must ensure, before a Supplement that the costs of implementation of self-directed "will be displayed as realistic as possible," it said in a late October known to report to the budget Committee of the Bundestag.More about
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The Green had on several occasions called for a halt to the plans. Group chief Anton Hofreiter said on Saturday that reports of a turnaround "let's hope that the transport Ministry to stop, finally, a small piece of sanity." Scheuer needs to stop "now, finally, the privatization madness in the case of other transport projects that are costly for taxpayers". (dpa)