Chronology of the Two Transportation
Bills and Their Aftermath
|1952-1953||The railroad crisis intensifies.|
|March|| BFM and BVM authorize the preparation of two|
|April, May||The Cabinet requests their postponement.|
|June 3||Deputies introduce their own bills into the Bundestag.|
Committees approve the bills, but no second and|
third readings are scheduled. The Cabinet requests
The first draft of the new TFB is completed and|
circulated to ministries.
National election: CDU/ CSU gains 45 per cent of|
the popular vote.
Globke rejects Cabinet consideration of TFB as|
A Cabinet is formed, including 11 CDU/ CSU, 4|
FDP, 2 DP, 2 BHE members; Seebohm is reappointed
Minister of Transportation. Adenauer's "state of
the union" message is given to the Bundestag.
| BFM, BVM, and the Bundesbahn meet to discuss|
TFB and HRB.
|November 11||Interministerial conference.|
|December 18||Cabinet discussion of the bills is postponed.|
|January 13|| SPD introduces four resolutions on transportation|
into the Bundestag.
|January 14||BFM requests a special Cabinet session.|