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Speed limit, oxides of nitrogen, train : Where is transport Minister Andreas Scheuer?

For the exits with its historic BMW, built in 1987, is likely to be missing, Andreas Scheuer of the time. The last car of the CSU-Patriarch Franz Josef Strauss, called a barn, you have to wait. The Federal transport Minister has to do: this Wednesday the CSU has charged politicians for the third Time, the leadership of the German Railways into the Ministry to talk about the financing and structure of the notoriously crisis-ridden state group. Alone, the train would stretch a Minister of transport. But the appointment calendar is overflowing, the debates on the limits of oxides of nitrogen, the speed limit and the diesel misery are in full swing. Loudly in the middle of it: Andreas Scheuer.

Not a few in Berlin to observe the radius of action of the Minister of transport with amazement. Within a few days of scouring has ennobled scourged dismantled his Commission of experts on the future of mobility ("against all sense"), the speed limit ("permanent investment"), and the scientifically dubious Intervention of a lung specialist doctors as "an objectification of the debate" to NOx limits.

"In his office

Cabinet colleague Svenja Schulze (SPD), the Minister of the environment with-shy since taking office, cross, overwhelmed" was most openly angry about the statements of the Minister. Facts were twisted, emotions, fanned the flames of uncertainty, instead of objectification is the result, etched Schulze. The SPD politician must, in turn, evil tips from Scheuer favor. The Opposition, meanwhile, for the staff debate hot: It'll be fine, "the fact that this traffic was overwhelmed Minister in his office," said Green party parliamentary leader Anton Hofreiter on Tuesday in Berlin.

But not only in the Cabinet and Parliament rumbles. Also, transport experts irritated the emotionally-charged public Relations, Scheuers. Especially since even opponents of the Minister, that he, unlike his predecessor, Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) – knowledge of work is rich and passionate in his Department. From 2009 to 2013, the parliamentary under-Secretary of state was a barn there, already.

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Trouble in the National platform for mobility

In his self-appointed National platform "future of mobility" – a broad-based panel of experts, which is not under the ideology of suspicion –, one wonders, however, whether the Ministers. After Considerations of the experts on the reasonableness of speed limits or the Diesel tax increases to the media by razor and then by Scheuer, and the "image"-newspaper torn apart, questioned the panel as to his independence. Platform-Director, Henning Kagermann, Confidant and Advisor to the Chancellor in innovation issues, is not addressed. But to hear is that the moderate Ex-SAP chief and physicist is most upset about the Polterei of the Minister of transport.

In the platform-working group 1, the discussion paper was leaked to the Public, you know, whether Scheuer in fact, in a discussion about a sustainable shift in Traffic is interested in. A meeting of the Board last week had to be cancelled Scheuer. Until then, it was gone, according to the Participants, especially to car issues – but the question is how the rail transport a greater role in the traffic mix should get. The government had set itself in its coalition agreement, which sets ambitious goals for its railway policy, were met in the industry on a lot of goodwill. Scheuer might be so weighed in the discussions with the rail head is the smooth that he himself has raised.

Scheuer: About ticket prices rail

decides The push for higher ticket prices of the state Secretary Enak Ferlemann (CDU) received the Minister already once as a precaution. The setting of prices was a "business decision" and was the responsibility of the German railway, the Ministry said on Tuesday.

The expectations of the third rail summit, however, are cautious to pessimistic. The pressure on the Federal government grows. The railway and transport Union (EVG) recalled the financial responsibility of the owner of the group. The EDC Chairman Alexander Kirchner said the government parties have committed themselves to the passenger and cargo numbers on the Track double by 2030. "We need money; each year, a minimum of six to eight billion Euro to be invested in the network, so that more trains can travel, and then, most importantly, on time." This would be additional funding from the Federal government in the amount of two to three billion euros per year.

The consumer organisations reiterated their demands for better punctuality, Information and compensation, as well as attractive prices. Matthias Gastel, railway policy spokesman of the Green parliamentary group, called on the transport Minister to make his railway policy. Gastel: "If the Federal government does not quickly puts transport policy objectives for the railway sector and the development of adapted measures to bring in, then the Tanker Deutsche Bahn from drifting in troubled waters."

So many rail travelers, such as never

good news for track boss Richard Lutz departs this Wednesday to the Ministry in the Invalidenstraße. So many people never drove in 2018 with the German railway – also thanks to the low prices and the 19-Euro Tickets. After around 142 million passengers in 2017, the number of 2018 could be more than 145 million. Also sales and profits have been surpassed in the category of long-distance traffic in comparison to 2017. The balance sheet figures for the railway published in March.

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