A news item primary in sight for public transportation users. In fact, the executive intends to make a transport inspection for the most moderate. This will be done as part of the fight against inflation, like other aid. This transportation review has a value of 50 euros.
A transport check of 50 euros
We have been swimming since the beginning of the year in a period of more than worrisome inflation. Prices continued to rise in all sectors. Faced with the energy boom, the cost of transportation is expected to increase further next year.
Bad news for public transport users, especially the most moderate. That said, the government’s intention a move for some users. In fact, our colleagues from Le Parisien say that the executive wants to be put in place a transport voucher of 50 euros.
Faced with inflation, the government is considering making a transport check of 50 euros https://t.co/otHljeSCzI pic.twitter.com/LHpUF8mQhH
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Which is not a denial for the French struggling to fight inflation. The government wants to offer this bonus as part of the finance bill in 2023. We will know more about it next week.
A transportation review for the most modest
In this fight against inflation, it is the French the most modest who is most exposed. Apart from bills, rent and food, there are also public transport costs.
In addition, the latter will rise again next year. This new government bonus will be accepted. However, this help to offset inflation is not for all public transport subscribers.
Indeed, it is transport check of 50 euros only for the most modest. However, the middle classes, finally a segment, can also benefit from it. Currently, we do not know anything about the exact number of beneficiaries.
According to a source familiar with the matter “everything will depend on whether we stop at the lower or upper middle class”. The source indicated to the Parisian that the arbitrations not yet fully translated.
The state will cash the check
This transport premium TGV users are also excluded. The only ones eligible for this transport voucher are daily transport subscribers (TER, Transilien, etc.).
It is important to specify that the State is the direct cash the check. The state will also distribute it. This will exempt the regions from additional charges. In fact, the regions already subsidize TER tickets by up to 75%.
They are the ones there is management of those tickets. Jean-Pierre Farandou, the head of the SNCF, confirmed last week the likely increase in the price of train tickets in 2023.
This, while the SNCF Voyageurs will be charged for electricity expected to rise from 1.6 to 1.7 billion euros. Part of this amount (half) is related to TER and Transilien. The other half is about TGVs.
A shy step compared to our neighbors
This scale, user associations it has been requested for months. In addition, other European countries have already taken similar steps. According to him, this bonus that the government wants to offer is shy compared to what is distributed by our neighbors.
In fact, in Spain, they established, at the end of August, a tool that provides free. Subscribers of regional and suburban public lines will benefit from this for four months.
This measure concerns local networks in peri-urban areas of large cities. Especially those from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Seville. In addition, if necessary, this measure can be extended beyond December 31.
The Spanish government considers this step save up to 370 euros every person in Madrid. 330 euros in Barcelona while in the country, inflation exceeds 10%.
A trip of 9 euros per month in Germany
In Germany, the Germans was able to travel for 9 euros per month For three months. And it is unlimited in local and regional networks. They implemented the move between June and the end of August and the success was unprecedented.
They sold several million tickets during this season. Now, the government is pondering new device to take from this step. Note that it costs more than 2.5 billion euros.
Anyway, thanks for this step, they are saved 1.8 million tons COD emissions. 10% of users stop at least one trip per week which is usually done by car.
🇩🇪 Germany introduces a pass for 9 euros per month to use all public transport in the country, in the face of rising energy priceshttps://t.co/LpLIe50Rrx pic.twitter.com/JXHZRWbrOi
– Mediavenir (@Mediavenir) June 3, 2022
Is the 50 euro bonus from the French government enough to satisfy public transport users?