An eye-catching proposal to trial free public transport in some German cities as a means of cutting emissions from dirty private cars is not intended as a substitute for efforts to clean up cars already on the road, a government spokesman said.
Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks wrote a letter to EU Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella outlining the plan.
"They said they would test these measures out in 5 cities - Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Reutlingen, and Mannheim - before rolling out the most successful measures to all other cities affected". However, how exactly the cost of the free public transportation will be covered remains unclear.
Bonn Mayor Ashok Sridharan said he was informed about the government's plans over the weekend, but said in a statement that he was happy that his western German city was selected as one of the "Lead Cities".
When it comes to making ticketless rides a reality, there are some pretty big questions that need to be answered first.
Canadian Figure Skater Eric Radford Took Home The Gold
Two gay male athletes have competed already at Pyeongchang, South Korea, and both have walked away with a medal in their hands. And yet another said: "This Canadian loving American is so proud of you and of all you incredible teammates".
Proposals to offer Germans free travel on buses, trains, and trams across the country are now under consideration by government ministers keen to wean the country off polluting private cars, according to reports.
The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig is expected to deliver a potentially-far reaching verdict in this context on February 22.
With the announcement on Tuesday, Berlin attempted to prevent any legal action against it by the European Commission for continually failing to comply with European Union (EU) urban air quality regulations.
However, the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) expressed doubts over the economic viability of free public transportation. There are also proposals for "low emission zones" for heavy goods vehicles.
If Vella is not satisfied with Germany's proposals, he has threatened to file a case with the European Court of Justice.
He busted his face in New Zealand a year ago while attempting one of those 1440s, leaving an injury that required 62 stitches. Shaun White's reaction to winning the gold medal tells you everything you need to know about how badly he wanted it.
He will certainly have stiff competition this week from a field headed by world number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson . The star-studded trio will be the PGA Tour Live's featured group Thursday , teeing off on the 10th tee at 10:22 a.m.
HTC , the popular Taiwanese tech giant, has ended the year 2017 by recording the lowest revenue of $2.1 billion in 13 years. However, after Google acquired HTC's smartphone design and engineering teams, his position was somewhat redundant.
Izzo, on the other hand, has not issued any denials and has chosen not to answer any direct questions related to the report. The report was published on January 26, just hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced he was stepping down .
In reality, Vice President Pence said publicly that he was " appalled " when he learned of the domestic abuse allegations . As general counsel to Portman, Porter did not need a high-level security clearance.
FAS is easier to understand when you think about the minute changes that characterize what we perceive to be an accent. Rare as it can be, a woman from Texas suffering debilitating headaches woke up with a British accent .
But that measure, from the Senate's most hawkish Republicans on immigration , is unlikely to gain much, if any Democratic support. A group of GOP senators introduced the president's proposed framework as an amendment on Monday.
Shannon Abraham from Reno, Nevada, said she spent dozens of hours designing and making her elaborate silver-sequined dress. Rex, which is the city's oldest parading group, decorated 21 of their 28 floats with images of the city's history.
A ideal start? Not quite. "I don't know who has more pressure". "I am only thinking about tomorrow's game, not my future". It's come about after Real only managed a second placed finish in the group stage, something of a shock in itself.
The United States under President Donald Trump also seems uninterested in directly investing in Iraq's reconstruction. That money would include loans, loan guarantees and insurance devices to encourage American investment in Iraq.
Chris Rock Netflix Special to Drop on Valentine's Day
On February 3, to the confusion of just about everyone, it released a psuedo-teaser for Tamborine with no connection to Rock. Tamborine , with an appropriately jingly teaser, this marks Rock's first special since Kill the Messenger in 2008 on HBO.
Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash
More than 30 flights have been delayed this morning, the majority from Terminal 5, with some held back by more than two hours. An employee of London's Heathrow Airport was killed in a "serious accident" between vehicles on the airfield on Wednesday.
Qualcomm unveils 2 Gbps LTE modem
On Wednesday, Qualcomm took the wraps off the X24, a new LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 2Gbps. The Snapdragon X24, on the other hand, is a future-ready modem - setting the ground for 5G connectivity.