Traffic light coalition wants to raise more money for rail and truck tolls
Berlin The traffic light coalition has agreed on a package of measures to strengthen roads and railways, for example, and to revise the climate protection law. that shared SPD-Boss Lars Klingbeil on Tuesday after a total of around 30 hours of deliberations by the coalition committee at a joint press appearance with the party leaders of the Greens and FDP in Berlin with.
The federal government wants to increase the truck toll. 80 percent of the additional income from this should flow into the expansion of rail transport, as Greens co-boss Ricarda Lang said. Around 45 billion euros should be invested there by 2027.
Despite resistance from the Greens, motorways can also be expanded: FDPCEO Christian Lindner said that 140 motorway projects should be of outstanding public interest in the future.
However, according to Lang, the condition is that areas along every newly built motorway kilometer are used for renewable energies such as photovoltaics. An agreement was also reached on social compensation when switching from gas and oil heating to climate-friendly heating.