Barn plans 170 million aid program for bus companies | economy

In the case of some operation, the expensive buses for a quarter of a year on the farm. On Wednesday you are driven without passengers to Berlin and received th

Barn plans 170 million aid program for bus companies | economy

In the case of some operation, the expensive buses for a quarter of a year on the farm. On Wednesday you are driven without passengers to Berlin and received the hoped-for commitment. Even the Opposition is happy - almost.

Berlin (dpa) - After the months-long ban on bus travel in the Corona-crisis, the operator should soon receive help from the state.

170 million euros will be set in the planned supplementary budget, as transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) announced in a Demonstration of bus and coach operators in Berlin. The Bundestag vote expected next week on the budget. Then the companies could access in July on the money, said Scheuer.

"In the last few weeks, is your tool the been Bus, to a standstill," the Minister said at the Brandenburg gate. The cost for the new acquisitions of the last years have, however, run more. The contingency costs would have to be compensated. "That's why I have received this morning the Go to the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor." According to the Ministry, the companies, on request, obtain a grant.

With a rally of around 1000 coaches in the industry, made on Wednesday in Berlin's government district to your location carefully. Called the International coach tourism Federation RDA, the goodness of community, Comfort and of the Federal Association of German bus and coach entrepreneurs (BDO) had.

BDO-President Karl Hülsmann thanked Scheuer "to ensure that he secures with his Initiative – with the support of the whole coalition government – the continued existence of the bus companies and, consequently, the mobility in Germany protects a total of decisive". His business is one of the "the most affected industries in the world" and will suffer long under the Corona of a crisis.

Almost 3000, private, mostly family-run bus companies are active in Germany. Three months after the beginning of the contact and travel restrictions, many companies are stuck in the crisis. On average, the total damage per firm is at well over a half a Million euros, as a survey of the industry revealed, which is present the German press Agency. Every second providers fear, therefore, the From. Be broken away in the Corona-crisis, especially bus trips, class and club trips as well as trips to concerts.

The entrepreneurs also require the clearance rules in the coach to override. Finally, train and aircraft are likely to occupy all the seats. In the past few weeks, there had been several demonstrations in Berlin.

bus trips have been banned in the middle of March, the spread of the Coronavirus curb. Several States have repealed the ban in the past few days, however. Scheuer had made the auxiliary concept for the bus industry for the first time in mid-may to the public and submitted to the Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD).

consent to Scheuers help for the "eco-friendly bus industry" also came from the opposition FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag. The project must be implemented "quickly now, and the liquidity problems of the industry to solve," said the FDP-transport expert Christian Young. It is important now that barn and the land transport Ministers agreed to uniform rules for the Use of coaches in all provinces. "Being on the road with the coach as a very climate-friendly form of travel has to be in the entire Federal territory possible."

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 03:34

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