Requirement plan implementation agreement signed #Construction
The requirement plan implementation agreement (Bedarfsplanumsetzungsvereinbarung; BUV) was signed with the BMVI on July 25, 2017 to speed up the implementation of major projects and takes effect from January 1, 2018. Under the agreed model for the implementation of new track infrastructure construction and expansion projects by the Federal Government, in the future, new plans and results of early public participation will be presented once a year to the Bundestag. Instead of the current plan lump sum, in the future the Federal Government will subsidize total project costs, with DB Group covering the economically viable share of the project portfolio. Planning support from the Federal Railway Authority will increase and non-compliance with commissioning dates will be penalized.