Germany to trial free public transport in bid to cut pollution

Germany is to make public transport cost-free in five of its major cities, as the government attempts to meet new pollution targets set by the EU.
Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Reutlingen and Mannheim will begin trialling the free system by the end of the year, according to a letter obtained by German media on Tuesday 13 February 2018. The moves could radically change commuting behaviour, and potentially influence the future development of the cities’ infrastructure.