Germany threatened by traffic overload
AFP · 15 Jul 2008, 08:32
Published: 15 Jul 2008 08:32 GMT+02:00
“A traffic infarction is a credible scenario, if we do not react in time,” Tiefensee told the business daily Handelsblatt.
He proposed investing €10 billion ($16 billion) next year in road, rail and water transport infrastructures.
“On the most heavily used axes, we should have eight- or ten-lane autobahns,” the transport minister said.
He also suggested a toll for tractor-trailor trucks, but insisted that German motorways must remain free for passenger cars.