TRANSPORT CHECK. Exceptional new aid could see the light of day in 2023 for daily journeys. Amount, beneficiaries, date… We take stock of the potential creation of a transport voucher.
[Mis à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 11h36] The “whatever it takes” is well and truly over. From now on, the government wants to turn the page and come to the aid of those who need it the most, the poorest French people who have no choice but to take public transport to get to their place of work, notably. This is why the executive is considering the creation of a transport check of 50 euros from 2023. A new exceptional aid which should be included in the 2023 finance bill (PLF). Who would be affected? Users of public transport such as the TER or the Transiliens according to information from the Parisian. This new device is being studied to try to counter the significant rise in the price of energy and train tickets, in particular. A payment directly to the bank account of public transport subscribers holds the rope for the moment. This aid would complement systems already in place such as the Macron bonus, the energy check or the inflation bonus.
This transport check could target the most modest subscribers to the middle classes. The main objective for the executive is to offset the effects of inflation on the real cost of tickets due to higher energy tariffs. One thing is certain, TGV users will not be affected. The aim is to support travelers who use the train for their daily journeys. The regions, financially competent in matters of transport, would not come into play in the payment mechanism, borne by the State. Further details should be provided by the executive next week when the 2023 finance bill is presented on Monday, September 26, 2022.
The transport check could concern the most modest households, up to the middle classes on daily journeys, such as home-work journeys. Several associations have been calling for a gesture from the government for weeks, in particular because of the devices launched abroad among our European neighbors.
The transport check on which the government is working could amount to 50 euros. A way for the government to protect users against the expected rise in train ticket prices from the regions, due to the impressive rise in energy prices such as electricity.
The entry into force of the transport check could happen in the coming months, from the start of 2023.