Public transport is an important part many peoples' lives. We need it to go to work, visit family and friends, go sightseeing and go about our daily business. However, many countries, trains, buses and subways are very expensive. A new scheme Germany has been launched to make getting easier. Transport companies have got together to create the Germany Ticket. This allows people who buy it to use all local and regional transportation the country just 49 euros ($53.90) a month. The ticket is valid all forms of public transport in Germany except long-distance intercity trains. More than three million tickets were sold the day the launch.
Transportation bosses hope the new Germany Ticket will be good the environment. They want more people to leave their cars home and use more environmentally friendly forms transportation. Germany's Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, welcomed the new ticket. He said it is "an easy and cheap offer that will make public transit more attractive and help us to achieve our climate goals". Germany aims to become carbon neutral 2050. A transportation analyst said the Germany Ticket was a "revolution" Germany. He said: "We need a scheme that puts rail before road and get passengers trains and buses". Another analyst hopes other countries will start a similar ticket.