Down with track access charges: rail sector associations join ranks to call on the German government to address the competitive imbalance between the railways and the roads.

16

May

2017

Broad alliance calls for cuts to track access charges

Compensate rail for competitive disadvantages / blueprint for transport required
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Policy
Poor climate record: Federal Environment Agency figures show policies lead to rising transport sector emissions. The government is having to pay the price for preferring the roads. High time for a transport turnaround.

21

Mar

2017

Climate record: “Paying the price for failed transport policies”

Environment Agency 2016 report touches a sore spot: rail transport is being disadvantaged
  • Environment
  • Transport Policy
Sweet dreams on the night train: the newest services offered by the Austrian operator ÖBB are in demand in Germany. Unfortunately, flying enjoys an unjust competitive advantage. Politicians must finally end this unfair support.

15

Feb

2017

Night trains: loved by passengers, hindered by politicians

Pro-Rail Alliance calls for equal tax rates for aircraft and night trains
  • Transport Policy
Forcing through regular use. Gigaliners are allowed to operate – for now. The Pro-Rail Alliance is considering legal steps.

02

Jan

2017

Mega trucks: Pro-Rail Alliance considers legal measures

Is minister’s unilateral decision on regular use of longer HGVs unlawful?
  • Press Releases
  • Transport Policy

14

Dec

2016

Federal State Index Mobility and Environment: ambition wins

Thuringia, Berlin and Rhineland Palatinate lead the state ranking on transport and policies
  • Environment
  • Transport Policy
Mobility and climate protection: Germany needs more rail transport. The Pro-Rail Alliance, BAG SPNV, Mofair, VDB, VCD, VDV and VPI are collaborating closely.

24

Nov

2016

Three key demands for the next government

The rail sector wants a national integrated timetable, 50% cut in track access charges and funding for innovation
  • Transport Policy

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