MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
New federal budget strengthens mobility
Mobility is one of the decisive factors in overcoming the Corona crisis – because it is a fundamental prerequisite for economic growth. It is all the more important to have a smart and future-oriented transport policy that is open to digitization and automation and of course to climate-friendly mobility offers.
No wonder, then, that the new federal budget 2021 will again invest heavily in the transport sector: A total of 18.6 billion euros are earmarked for the road, rail, waterways and digital infrastructure sectors.
Optimize cellular reception
One thing is clear: the economic and future package will further strengthen investments in the climate-friendly rail transport. This can be seen, for example, in the “high-speed digital rail program”: there alone, 100 million euros will be made available in 2020 and 400 million euros in 2021. An additional EUR 25 million will be made available in 2020 and EUR 125 million in 2021 to improve mobile radio reception along the railways.
Modernization of the signaling technology
In the budget debate, the deputy CDU / CSU parliamentary group leader Ulrich Lange emphasized the very practical effects of the transport budget: “We are strengthening the railways by increasing equity, through attractive stations, through modernization of signaling technology, through electrification and new interlockings, through repairs at the stations. 120 million euros extra for small train stations, for smaller measures, digital interlockings, 125 million euros extra for mobile phone reception, lowering the train path prices. It couldn’t be more climate-friendly! “
Build and modernize faster
But that’s not all: The Bundestag will deal with the Investment Acceleration Act in the coming week – this will create important prerequisites for implementing major transport projects more quickly. That is good for the citizens and good for climate protection. Ralph Brinkhaus, the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, said: “With the Investment Acceleration Act, Germany is turning on the turbo. At last we can plan and build faster in our country – the Union parties have made every effort to achieve this. In economically challenging times in particular, it is important to be able to realize investments faster and more effectively. Only in this way can we strengthen Germany as a location and make it future-proof. “
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