Speaker Series #4 - 9EUR-ticket | Mid-term review

Topic: 9EUR ticket | Mid-term review : New impetus for the mobility turnaround - what has changed and where do we go from here?

  • Jana Kugoth (Editorial Manager Tagesspiegel Background Transport and Smart Mobility, Tagesspiegel)
  • Dr. Allister Loder (Transport Scientist, Technical University of Munich)
  • Dr. Markus Siewert (Political Scientist, Munich School of Public Policy)
  • Fabienne Cantner (Behavioral Economist, Technical University of Munich)
  • Nico Nachtigall (Technical University of Munich)
  • Lennart Adenaw (Technical University Munich)
  • Moderation: Oliver May-Beckmann (Managing Director MCube)

When and where?

Thursday, 21.07.2022 from 18.30 at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum
(Auditorium in Halle 3, Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 München) – An entrance fee of € 3 for the Deutsches Museum must be paid on site. Students are exempt from this fee.

Registration: here

What is it about? It's half-time for the 9EUR ticket. More than 30 million tickets were sold in June alone - which clearly shows that a public transport ticket with which you can travel inexpensively throughout Germany - across tariff zones - is well received by the population. And even though there were the (usual) delays, cancellations and overcrowded means of transport here and there, the feared chaos largely failed to materialize. So the 9EUR ticket was a complete success?

The temporary introduction of the 9EUR ticket is a huge real-world experiment that provides important insights into people's mobility behavior, needs and attitudes. In the #4 SpeakerSeries "Future of Mobility", we want to dive deeper into the mid-term review of the 9EUR Ticket from different perspectives: What impact is the offer having on different groups of the population? Where is the ticket more or less accepted? Does the 9EUR ticket actually lead to a switch from private cars to public transportation? What are people willing to pay for an extension of the 9EUR ticket?

The study aims to answer these and other questions Mobilität.Leben answers for the Munich metropolitan area. More than 1,300 citizens from Munich and the surrounding area are taking part in the project, which is being conducted by researchers from the Munich School of Public Policy and the Technical University of Munich. Allister Loder and Fabienne Cantner (both TU Munich) will give an insight into the study, the data of which already show first revealing results. We would then like to discuss with the audience and our other guests - Jana Kugoth from the Tagesspiegel and Markus Siewert from the Munich School of Public Policy - how these can be classified nationwide, what other social and political questions arise and how the 9EUR ticket could be taken further.

The following experts are waiting for you:

Jana Kugoth

Editorial Management Tagesspiegel Background Traffic and Smart Mobility | Tagesspiegel

"As an advertising campaign for public transport, the 9-Euro-Ticket is a maximum success. Whether the bait-and-switch offer makes bus and rail a long-running success beyond August depends largely on how quickly politicians and the industry come up with a convincing follow-up concept."

About the speaker: Jana Kugoth has headed the Background team, of which she is a founding member, since summer 2020. Previously, she wrote for the digital magazine Gründerszene, primarily about new business models and startups from the mobility and logistics sector. After studying media studies, German language and literature, and library and information science in Berlin, Jana Kugoth initially trained as a journalist at the Berlin-based business and energy magazine Bizz Energy, for which she also reported on the world climate conferences in Paris and Marrakech. 

Dr. Allister Loder

Transport Scientist | Research Group Leader at the Chair of Transport Engineering | Project Manager Mobility.Life

About the speaker: Allister is project manager and coordinator of Mobility.Life and focuses on people's mobility behavior from different perspectives. His main interests lie in understanding and modeling complex systems at the interface of people, technology and politics. As a research group leader, he conducts research on these topics at the TU Munich at the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Traffic Control (Prof. Dr. Klaus Bogenberger). Before joining TU Munich in 2021, he worked as a mobility data and simulation consultant for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). After completing his bachelor's degree at TU Hamburg and master's degree at ETH Zurich, Allister received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2019 with various honors.

Dr. Markus Siewert

Political Scientist | Managing Director TUM Think Tank | Munich School of Public Policy (HfP)

About the speaker: Markus is the managing director of the newly founded TUM Think Tank at the Munich School of Public Policy. As a university "think-and-do-tank", this is an interface between society, science and politics with the aim of (pro)actively advising and shaping politics and society for a better world of tomorrow. In his research, Markus is interested in socio-political challenges and design opportunities of digitalization and sustainability. From 2019 to 2022, he was a research assistant at the Chair of Policy Analysis (Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster) at HfP and TU Munich. In 2017, he received his PhD from Goethe University Frankfurt and previously studied Scientific Politics and Modern and Contemporary History at Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg. 

Fabienne Cantner

Behavioral Economist | Research Associate at the Chair of Economics | Team Mobility.Life

About the speaker: Within the project Mobility.Life, Fabienne is mainly responsible for the conception, implementation and analysis of the survey design. Fabienne is a research associate at the Chair of Economics at the TU Munich. Here, she conducts research on the role of emotions, incentives, and information in human decision-making processes, especially with regard to sustainable behavior. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Würzburg, she decided to pursue a Master's degree in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory at the University of Amsterdam. Before Fabienne joined the team of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Goerg in November 2018, she gained practical experience in behavioral economics consulting as well as in different market research institutes.


The SpeakerSeries "Future of Mobility" on the topic "9EUR-Ticket | Halftime Review : New Impulses for the Mobility Turnaround - What Has Changed and Where Do We Go From Here?" is organized in cooperation with the Tagesspiegel Background team Mobility and Transport. Tagespiegel Background: Artificial intelligence, data, blockchain, platforms:  Mobility is going digital - and not just since the outbreak of the Corona crisis. Where forward-looking solutions for the networking of traffic flows are sought, providers, manufacturers and politicians can no longer ignore new technologies. To keep you optimally informed every day, there is Tagesspiegel Background. Every weekday at 6 a.m., Tagesspiegel Background Verkehr & Smart Mobility delivers the most important news and analyses on transport policy, regulation, digitalization of mobility and the transport revolution. https://background.tagesspiegel.de/mobilitaet