Hungary mulls introduction of German-style discounted transit pass

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Hungary's government will weigh the introduction of a discounted public transit pass like Germany's EUR 9 summer travel ticket, Technology and Industry Minister László Palkovics said after a meeting with Germany's Federal Minister for Digital and Transport Volker Wissing in Berlin on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

 

Palkovics acknowledged the EUR 9 pass, which allows travel on local and regional public transport for a full month during the summer, as "a great success" and said Hungary's government would review the solution and take a decision on the matter soon.

He also said the German government made "a wise decision" by capping motor fuel prices, as Hungary has done.

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