June 19, 2013
Subte fare hike: 'They will not stop us,' Rodríguez Larreta warns
BA City government seems determined to ratify its decision to increase Subway fares despite yesterday’s court rule that suspended the move. “They will not stop us,” Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta warned and targeted inflation and reduction in national government’s subsidies to justify the increase.
In statements to a local radio station, the PRO official affirmed that they will issue a report as requested by the judge Pablo Mantaras to account for a hike that would take tickets from $2.50 to $3.50 pesos.
“The same happened with the Centenario Park. We sent the information and we were allowed to move on,” Rodríguez Larreta insited as he referred to the controversial fencing of the park located in the neighborhood of Caballito and explained that every subway commute “costs” the city “more than 6 pesos.”
Meanwhile, national government Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina blasted statements by Mayor Mauricio Macri who had considered the court’s decision “a new spoke in the wheel” against his administration. Just like President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once told the PRO leader, Abal Medina called Macri to “run” the city “regardless of speeches.”