Ministry encouraging German govt employees to choose rail over air transport for domestic travel

    Germany‘s Ministry of the Environment is encouraging employees to choose rail over air transport for the commute between Berlin and Bonn, where many ministerial offices are still located (dpa, 27-Jan-2020). Other federal ministries reportedly also aim to promote rail travel as a way of lessening the environmental impact of government travel, with the Ministry of the Interior amending the Federal Travel Expenses Act to allow for rail travel to always be reimbursed as a travel expense, even in cases where it is more expensive than air transport.