The proposal to reduce the price of public transport tickets to 9 euros, as is practiced in Germany, was made by Nikos Pappas, head of the infrastructure and transport department of Κ.Ο. του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ-Προοδευτική Συμμαχία.
He made a similar statement during his speech at a joint meeting of the committees for European affairs and production and trade, which took place in the presence of the European Commissioner for Transport Antina Valean.
According to Mr. Papas, this measure can both stimulate the urban public transport system and make life easier for citizens who are under pressure from the energy crisis and, in particular, rising fuel prices.
As the official explained, such an initiative “under other circumstances would be revolutionary, now it is a matter of course. In Germany, this has already yielded very significant results, and the price for our country is quite real.”
Mr. Pappas added that “the state’s innovative policies to support public transport will bring quick and tangible results.”