Good evening,

the tasks are big, they have to be processed piece by piece and quickly.

A truism?


That's true anyway, the pending challenges that end in "...wende" show it.

On offer again today: the traffic turnaround.

This time with what the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund wants to contribute with hydrogen.

Meanwhile the taxi drivers are complaining and in Mainz a young woman has a reason to be happy.

At the end of the day news from the region.

Jacqueline Vogt

Department head of the Rhein-Main editorial team of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Problems with the transport:

"The customers feel sorry for us." It didn't sound like coquetry when a taxi driver gave my colleague Falk Heunemann this sentence to write down.

The one who did this is a self-employed taxi driver.

His problem is the increased fuel prices, or rather the fact that he is not allowed to pass them on, at least not yet.

The industry is calling for higher tariffs, so far it has not yet been approved by a municipality in Hesse.

And if you are now thinking about your last taxi ride, perhaps with a man behind the wheel who was neither as friendly nor as familiar with the area as you might expect when it comes to passenger transport: That was definitely not one of the drivers this article is about.

New ways of propulsion:

A hydrogen-powered train fleet is to be driving in the Rhein-Main area, in the Taunus, from December.

The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) wants to put 27 pollution-free regional trains on the rails and thus show and test what is possible with this technology and whether and how it can be used to transport traffic without emissions that are harmful to the climate.

Diesel locomotives are currently running on a third of all RMV routes because overhead lines are missing or not structurally possible.

The alternatives are battery-powered trains on routes where there are only brief interruptions in overhead lines - or hydrogen trains, which with a range of 1000 kilometers on longer routes are unrivaled in terms of emissions.

Ralf Euler reports where the hydrogen comes from and how it is supposed to get into the trains.

Less sugar:

Someone says: The end of a menu.

Who wouldn't think of the word "dessert".

Chocolate, Crème Chantilly, fruit: Larissa Metz also works with these more classic elements of dessert cuisine, but also combines them with herbs from savory cuisine and follows a general trend towards less sweetness in patisserie.

Many people like what the young pastry chef from the Favorite Park Hotel in Mainz is doing.

The critics of the new Gault&Millau also liked the way she works and declared her pastry chef of the year.

Alexander Jürges visited her in the kitchen.

His contribution is on the enjoyment page that appears in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung every Thursday.

You can also read more about food and drink, from the region, from the country and from around the world, every day online at

And also

according to a judgment published by the district court in Frankfurt on Tuesday, anyone who drives an SUV through a traffic light must expect a higher fine than usual - Violations with such a car are more serious than usual +++ around a third of all courses in Hesse currently have restricted admission +++ the diocese of Mainz closed the past financial year with a deficit of 7.5 million euros.

A deficit of 38 million had been expected.

According to the diocese on Wednesday, higher income from church taxes had a positive effect on the result.

A deficit of 28 million euros is estimated for the current year.

Warm greetings from the editorial team

Jacqueline Vogt

You can also read current reports from the region in Skyline-Blick, our live news blog for the Rhine-Main region, and on the Rhein-Main-Zeitung website at



for Thursday

After a foggy morning, a mostly dry day with lots of sun.

Highs of up to 33 degrees, local heat thunderstorms.

have birthday


Thursday June 30th

Claus Wisser

, Frankfurt entrepreneur, chairman of the board of directors of the association and co-initiator of the Rheingau Music Festival, bearer of the plaque of honor from the city of Frankfurt (80);

Kirsten Worms

, Director of the Administration of the State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse, Bad Homburg (60);

Stephan Sturm

, CEO of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Bad Homburg (59);

Armin Hauser

(CDU), chairman of the Wetterau district council, former mayor of the city of Bad Nauheim (58);