Csu makes opnv an issue

The 2019 district budget and the further development of local public transport (opnv) were the main topics of the regular closed-door meeting of the CSU district council caucus. Party chairman walter nussel had invited andreas mader, one of the two VGN managing directors, as an expert, according to the party.

A large part of the discussions was devoted to the increasingly harsh criticism of users regarding the high fares in the area covered by the network. Considerations such as a 365-euro ticket were very attractive at first glance, but ultimately had to be financed seriously, according to a preliminary conclusion shared by VGN managing director mader. He took a clear position: "if something is to become cheaper, someone has to compensate for it!"

County levy should decrease

For the CSU district council, there is no question that we must continue to work on optimizing the public transport system in the district, including, above all, the attractiveness of the service, stronger networking of different modes of transport and a more user-friendly infrastructure such as standardized ticket vending machines. The CSU faction supports the proposal of district administrator alexander tritthart to increase the funds for the opnv in the budget by 100,000 euros. The district is in an excellent financial position, so this is possible without hesitation. In the 2019 budget year, it will be possible to get by without new debt. Tritthart’s proposal to reduce the county levy by 1.35 percent was therefore also particularly welcomed.

Another focus of the meeting was the preparation for the 2020 municipal elections. Like the district executive of the CSU erlangen-hochstadt, the district council faction also unanimously recommends to the party committees the re-nomination of district administrator alexander tritthart for the 2020 district council election. Nussel: "we have the best district administrator i can imagine. And this should remain so.".

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