Some sobering facts:
1. It was not possible to find something concrete on free public transport at the websites of the German government.
2. In the meantime, "our" government denies having any concrete plans for the introduction of free public transport.
3. In the draft of the agreement between the socialdemocrates and the christdemocrats about the new coalition the issue doesn't exist. The whole ecologic problem is treated very superficially. This also concerns the issue of poverty. Energy poverty is not any issue there.
Now more officially:
Hopefully true and not fake news: According to this article the German government is thinking about free public transport and planning a test!!!
During the last weeks in a few German cities fake leaflets invited to a test week for free public transport. Here you may see such a nice piece from Gießen. Let's see what is going on! Hopefully the actions help to distribute the idea!
Even a liberal German mayor thinks about a free tram line ... This makes hope ...
International conference „Free public transport for all. Dream and reality“, Tallinn 9.05-12.05
Neitsitorn, Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn http://www.linnamuuseum.ee/neitsitorn/ ...
19:00 Welcome drink and snacks to foreign participants of the conference.
Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja bld 27a https://kultuurikatel.ee/en/
Karima Delli, European Parliament, chair of Committee on Transport and Tourism (video address)
Kadri Simson, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Taavi Aas, Mayor of Tallinn
Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkerque, France (tbc)
Lars Isacsson, Mayor of Avesta, Sweden
Detlef Tabbert, Mayor of Templin, Germany
Ana Ujma, advisor to the Mayor of Zory, Poland
Paolo Verignano, City councillor of Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Daniel Santini, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Speakers panel. Moderator Allan Alaküla
Estonian Road Administration (tbc)
Estonian Regional Public Transport Management Centres (tbc)
Estonian Municipalities (tbc)
Speakers panel. Moderator tbc.
18:15 -19:00 Guided walk in in Old Town, meeting at the front of Old Town Hall/Rathouse
House of Blackheads, Pikk str 26, Tallinn www.filharmoonia.ee/mustpeademaja
19:00 Classical music concert, Indrek Vau (trumpet) and Peep Lassmann (piano).
10:00- 13:00 Site visits related to public transport and Tallinn urban development
Vabaduse sq 7 Tallinn
13:00-14:30 Lunch (place tbc)
10:00-16:00 Optional day trip to Lahemaa National Park to foreign participants