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More climate protection is necessary : the transport Commission criticises government

the Chairman of The National platform for the future of mobility (NPM), Henning Kagermann, has called on the Federal government to do more for climate protection in transport. "The policy needs to set priorities," said Kagermann to the service "daily mirror Background mobility and transportation".

The criticism of the government-appointed transport Commission have recently put forward a content of the lean interim report was rejected by Kagermann. "In the case of this topic, the opinions go far apart and, accordingly, heterogeneous working group 1 is composed," he said. "At the end of a good interim report." The NPM consists of a total of six working groups, WG1 deals with the climate protection in the transport.

"The policy can now build on what we have delivered," said Kagermann. The "big lever" to drive change, increase efficiency, and digitization. The Federal government should decide "now, how far you can push it to the proposed fields of action". The NPM will now deepen the results and then other options present. "It is enough, the policy may already be active," said Kagermann.

The sharp criticism from the Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) in discussions of the experts to a speed limit or tax increases was not impressed by the NPM-chief. "The Considerations are by indiscretions to the Public. Since it is the task of politics to respond,“ said Kagermann. "That doesn't bother me, personally."

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