CDU-CSU and SPD agree on how the reform of the taxi and driving service market should be approached. Union group spokesman Lange said that the municipalities would get more powers. The Vice Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Bartol, has praised that cheap and new forms of mobility would be promoted in this way. Federal Transport Minister Scheuer presented the proposal for the reform.
For a number of years now, transport service providers have been able to provide their services using a smartphone app. However, the reform is also supposed to be about protecting existing providers, according to the ministry. The provider Uber, for example, is supposed to drive back to the company headquarters after individual drives, while taxis are allowed to stay on the road.