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A nation-wide experiment: fuel tax cuts and almost free public transport for three months in Germany -- Report 3 Second wave results

Allister Loder, Fabienne Cantner, Andrea Cadavid, Markus B. Siewert, Stefan Wurster, Sebastian Goerg and Klaus Bogenberger

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Abstract: In spring 2022, the German federal government agreed on a set of measures that aimed at reducing households' financial burden resulting from a recent price increase, especially in energy and mobility. These measures included among others, a nation-wide public transport ticket for 9\ EUR per month and a fuel tax cut that reduced fuel prices by more than 15\,\%. In transportation research this is an almost unprecedented behavioral experiment. It allows to study not only behavioral responses in mode choice and induced demand but also to assess the effectiveness of transport policy instruments. We observe this natural experiment with a three-wave survey and an app-based travel diary on a sample of hundreds of participants as well as an analysis of traffic counts. In this third report, we provide first findings from the second survey, conducted during the experiment.

Date: 2022-08, Revised 2022-09
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