Researchers from the "Mobilität.Leben" research group have conducted a study to examine the effects of the "Deutschlandticket"(49-Euro Ticket) on travel behavior. The research group leader, Allister Loder, was recently interviewed in the TV program "NANO" on 3sat where he shared some key findings from their research.
The study involved equipping 1,000 participants in the Greater Munich region with a tracking app to monitor their mobility patterns. One notable finding was that after the discontinuation of the 9 Euro Ticket, car usage returned to its previous levels. However, around 4% of the sample demonstrated increased public transportation usage sporadically, but not to the same extent as during the 9 Euro Ticket period.
The "Deutschlandticket", which aims to revolutionize mobility, offers greater flexibility and convenience, particularly for commuters who often cross state borders. The hypothesis suggests that it could potentially lead to a more significant shift from private cars to public transportation compared to the 9 Euro Ticket. This shift is observed using Austria as an example.
The price point of 49 Euros seems to strike a chord with the population. This amount aligns with the willingness to pay in metropolitan areas, in contrast to 59 or 69 Euros, which would yield substantially fewer new customers.
The question remains: Will the ticket be a success? And what contribution can it make to the transportation revolution? These questions and more will be explored as part of the ongoing research conducted by the "Mobilität.Leben" research group.
For more information and updates on the research findings: Mobilität.Leben