The PvdA and GroenLinks want experiments in which the lowest paid can travel for free on public transport. Members of Parliament Habtamu de Hoop (PvdA) and Kauthar Bouchallikht (GroenLinks) want to tackle the 'clear cut in public transport' and reverse the price increases by making wealthy citizens and companies pay more tax. According to the AD present the two collaborating left-wing factions today presented their plan 'Everyone gets in'. In it they propose to allocate 400 million euros to combat 'transport poverty'
The MPs want to experiment for a year in cities and in the countryside. If the tests turn out well, public transport may become free as far as they are concerned. The Central Planning Bureau has calculated that reversing those price increases will cost 400 million euros, but the parties want to raise that money by increasing the profit tax and the tax on capital.
Bouchallikht and De Hoop are enthusiastic about experiments in Germany with the almost free public transport in the form of a ticket that costs only 9 euros per month. The Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) previously also put a remarkable proposal on the table within the Flemish government. Every Flemish person could travel unlimited by bus or tram for 1 euro per day. The measure was intended to support the purchasing power of families.
Just a little while and we'll go back into the voting booth. We believe that good accessibility of work and facilities such as care, education, cultural institutions and sports clubs is of great importance for the quality of life. The Provincial Council therefore play an important role in decision-making on matters that affect the province and its inhabitants, such as mobility, spatial planning, the economy and the environment.
Elections for the Provincial Council take place once every four years and will be organized on March 15, 2023. During the Provincial Council, representatives are elected who make important decisions about the future of the province in which they were elected. Every vote is important for determining a new opportunity to work on better accessibility and quality of life in the region.
This can also affect mobility in their own region, as the delegates can make decisions about how money is spent on infrastructure projects, such as building or widening roads, establishing public transport and promoting alternative means of transport, such as cycling . In addition, the delegates can also draft or amend laws that affect mobility in the region, such as laws on parking or the use of certain modes of transportation.