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Issue 1 2011 • 25 February 2011 • Michael Budig, Managing Director, Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF) and Bernd Conrads, Director of Corporate Communications, Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF)
The Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main Transport Company) is not only one of the largest employers in the city but it also invests millions of Euros into new construction, modernisation and maintenance of its mobile and stationary infrastructure.
On workday mornings when the commuter flow begins, Frankfurt becomes a city with over a million inhabitants. More than 325,000 people come from the Rhein/Main region – and even further afield – to their jobs in the city. Without high capacity public transport, the inner-city roads would be packed mostly with cars; the logical consequence of this being gridlock. With its underground trains, trams and – at least partially – buses, the Frankfurt am Main transport company (VGF) guarantees that Frankfurt’s 673,000 inhabitants and those living and working in the city during the day, keep moving – without using their cars.