I noted in today's news that the 'lord-mayor' spoke up (SPD guy) and said that he was all focused on the potential ban allowance on diesel cars in Germany, and Wiesbaden would eventually head this way.
Then he kinda noted that they really wanted to make public transportation work, and his plan would revolve around a one-Euro per day all-day ticket in the city (in Mainz too). Course, then he mentioned....he would need the Berlin federal government to cover his cost....because that one-Euro a day by each person....wouldn't do much of anything to cover the real costs of his dream.
Behind all of this? Massive taxation to rise if all of these cities went to some revamped massive public transportation gimmick on the diesel car crisis.
In a way, it's some great dream by a bunch of 5th grade mentality kids....if we could just build a chocolate factory....then we'd all have as much chocolate as we desire.