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Decision at Diesel Summit in Berlin: Bonn to get 35 million Euros for "clean air"

Decision at Diesel Summit in Berlin : Bonn to get 35 million Euros for "clean air"

The city of Bonn will receive 35 million Euros of federal funding for the 365-Euro-Ticket and for more frequent bus and train services. The city could also benefit from further federal funding.

The federal government approved applications from Bonn for the Clean Air Emergency Programme at the Diesel Summit on Monday. The city of Bonn said around 35 million Euros could therefore flow into the federal city in the next two years. The money is to be used for the 365-Euro-Ticket and for more frequent bus and rail services, among other things.

Bonn could also benefit from further federal funding. The federal government wants to make 500 million Euros available to councils as part of the Emergency Programme. The city said Bonn had good prospects of getting financing for the conversion of its bus fleet to electric vehicles. In addition, a further 430 million Euros are available for the conversion of lorries and delivery vehicles, part of which could also come to Bonn.

“The group agreed that the common objective of significantly improving air quality and avoiding a diesel ban should be a priority,” said Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan in the press release. “We now hope that the current applications can be processed with as little bureaucracy as possible so that we can start as soon as possible,” continued the Lord Mayor after the meeting in the Federal Chancellery.

(Original text: general-anzeiger-bonn.de. Translation: kc)