May 21, 2013
Gov't questions Macri's 'campaign' to increase subway fares
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Planning Minister Julio De Vido questioned the Subway tariff increase fostered by the BA City government.
Abal Medina accused Mayor Mauricio Macri of doing “absolutely nothing” and creating a “media campaign” to justify a move that would eventually take subway tickets from $2.50 to $3.50 pesos, challenging judge Pablo Mantaras who put the fares' hike in abeyance earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Planning Minister Julio De Vido blasted Buenos Aires city Deputy Mayor María Eugenia Vidal who had insisted with the move despite the court’s ruling. According to Vidal, the increase “is more than justified” and tariffs should actually cost $6.10 pesos.
In that sense, De Vido denounced an “operation” that aims at showing the alleged “good intentions” of the local government that decides to run the fares at 3.50 pesos and not at 6.50 pesos as Vidal warned tickets should cost.