May 18, 2013
'If Legislature doesn’t approve subway transfer, it’ll fall into limbo again'
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said today that if the city legislature “doesn’t approve” the subway transfer to the city government, the service “will fall into limbo again.”
The head of the centre-right PRO party made the comments in an interview with television channel C5N.
The statements come after the subway transfer bill was being debated in sessions last week, with city lawmakers failing to reach an agreement over the issue, long-disputed between the national and city governments.
“The Kirchnernite bloc does not want to vote in the law, while we are waiting to try and give back a service to the people,” Macri said, adding that his administration’s plan will “better the subway everyday.”
The PRO party and opposition blocs will debate the subway transfer bill again today in the city legislature.
The central points for discussion include the planning of financing, the time frame for the organization of a meeting with Metrovías and declaring the service in a ‘state of emergency’ for five years.