December 5, 2013
'Macri is not authorised to raise the subway fares,' city lawmaker says
Buenos Aires lawmaker Delia Bisutti rejected today Mauricio Macri’s claims that the subway fares could be put up to as much as $6 pesos, stating that the city government “had no reason to, nor is it authorized” to apply “a indiscriminate hike” on ticket prices “without holding a hearing first.”
The lawmaker’s statements come a day after the Buenos Aires city government officially took over the city’s subway service, when Macri stated that fares could be bumped up to a $6 peso standard fare, should the national government not apply subsidies.
“What has to happen from today is that the city government holds a hearing within the city legislature to evaluate the situation of the subways and the prices, but by no means is he authorized to apply a price hike right now,” Bisutti told El Mundo radio station today.
The city lawmaker also spoke about the closure of the A line of the subway, which will be closed from the second week of January for renovation works, calling it a “unnecessary barbarity.”