Accessible local public transport: A major contribution to comprehensive societal mobility

4 March 2013  •  Author(s): Dr Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Germany

The desire to be independently mobile is a wish that people cherish throughout their lives. They want to enjoy mobility that is as unrestricted as possible, and today this is unimaginable without local public transport. At the same time, local public transport is a prerequisite of comprehensive social inclusion – in both rural and urban regions. Every day in Germany, around 30 million people use public transport. Strengthening local public transport is therefore one of my key priorities as German Minister of Transport.

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