New call for funding of digital municipal transport systems: The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is supporting the digital transformation of urban mobility with more than 30 million euros and thus simultaneously supporting climate protection (CO2 reduction) and health protection (NO2 reduction) in German towns and municipalities.
Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing: “Better digital mobility – whether green wave for cyclists or simply booking on-demand services. With our new funding call we support municipalities that further advance the digital transformation of urban mobility. Our offer – develop intelligent mobility solutions jointly with us. There is already 30 million euros earmarked for this.”
The ‘Digitalization of municipal transport systems’ funding guideline that expired in 2020 was relaunched and further developed for the call:
- Eligibility has been extended to all German cities, towns and municipalities. Previously only municipalities with high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) values were eligible.
- The funding rate was increased to between 65 and 80% in view of the tight budgets at municipal level.
- Applying for funding has been made easier. Municipalities need only submit their project outlines as a first step.
Funded digitalization projects include for example, measures for the collection, provision and use of mobility, environmental or meteorological data, for intelligent transport management, for multimodality and networking, for developing mobility platforms (seamless cross-provider routing and ticketing, for ride sharing/on-demand services), or for efficient city logistics.
The funding call opens on 23 May. The outlines can be submitted until 17 July 2022. Projects must be implemented by the end of 2024.
All information can be found at bmdv.bund.de