"Mobility is a key prerequisite of ensuring economic growth, safeguarding jobs and guaranteeing social inclusion in Europe. At the same time, the mobility sector is undergoing profound structural changes - having in mind in particular the dynamic developments of digitalization and automation, changed mobility services and demand as well as requirements to protect our climate, environment and health. It is our task to join forces and shape this change. If our policies are smart and adaptable to the future we can deliver climate-friendly and affordable mobility and safeguard the competitiveness of the European mobility sector."
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
"We are developing Germany’s waterways: where the transport load in the core network is high, we are investing in its expansion. Our aim is an efficient infrastructure and a logistics sector that benefits from the most up-to-date digital safety and communications technologies. We will upgrade minor waterways, which no longer play a significant role for freight transport, for leisure and recreational purposes, and take the protection of the environment to an entirely new level."
Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Since 2016, we have approved funds totalling 3.5 billion euros for regional and local authorities. And this year, too, we can pledge a further billion.