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Germany Considers Free Public Transport in Fight To Banish Air Pollution

"Car nation" Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public Transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU Air Pollution targets and avoid big fines. From a report: The move comes just over two years after Volkswagen's devastating "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal unleashed a wave of anger at the auto industry, a keystone of German prosperity. "We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars," three ministers including Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks wrote to EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella in the letter seen by AFP Tuesday.

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