In a long term view, much more financial means are required for maintenance and necessary expansions than it is the case today. The public traffic financing is reaching its limits for the reason that the taxpayers’ money is too tight for all the tasks which need to be covered. Furthermore, the major source of the public traffic financing – petroleum tax – is constantly decreasing and one day it will be drained completely.

  • What should the future ratio between state and consumer financing on streets and rails look like?
  • How can the willingness for a higher consumer financing be reached?
  • What substitute for the petroleum tax can be found on the side of the state?