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Black and white no longer helps painting Berlin. Source: Sheryl Sandberg. The study of the Federal Association of consumer organizations (vzbv) on the allegedly inefficient use of tax revenues to the orientation of the local passenger services toward the black-and-white according the Alliance per track. Alliance per rail Board Member Karl-Peter Naumann warned not to equate the interests of consumers with simple output reduction. Only a properly paid railway workers is also a good customer service representative, said Naumann, who is Chairman of the Pro Bahn passenger Association. Naumann argued, in addition to the pure pricing, to make a matrix of environmental, social and quality standards, which is suitable as a guide for the Federal States. The narrow criteria of efficiency, according to which the vzbv have compared the performance of the Federal States, were the wrong scale.

So let the provinces ranking account, that various countries with the Regionalisierungsmitteln had invested also in infrastructure and vehicle fleet, which is first in the long term could impact on passenger numbers. As an example, Naumann called the Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG), which since 1996 put 900 million euros in its fleet. In the study of the vzbv, it looks like these millions are wasted. This is just a false alarm, criticized Naumann. Transparency and accountability of the Federal States are desirable, said Naumann. At the same time, he noted that passenger numbers and transport services in the transport be increased even faster now as the were. Naumann warned the policy, to misunderstand the vzbv study as a convenient gateway for the rehabilitation of homes. The were remain an integral part of the general interest.

More information: the brochure city country rail reports said dead lines in all federal States, which have developed after the reform of railway passenger magnet.