May 20, 2013
Subway control to be given to City Gov't by January 3
The National Government and Mauricio Macri’s administration finally came to an agreement over the transfer of the City’s subway system; with ministers promising the handover go through on Tuesday. Before the decision was reached, the City Government had stated they wouldn’t be able to finish the respective process until March.
The National Transport Secretary, that forms part of the Planning Ministry, officially announced the decision through a communiqué stating, “the transfer will go into effect on the first working day of 2012.”
Sources from the City Development Ministry confirmed that the talks went “very well” and further detailed what was discussed.
“The signed agreement today is a general one. The City will take control as of next week of the supervision of the subway and will begin the necessary meetings within the next 90 days. This is an initial move, the rest of the agreements,” stated Sergio Levit, spokesman for Daniel Chain’s department.
According to the National Government’s Transport communiqué, Macri’s government will take responsibility of “supervising and controlling the entire subway network including the Premetro, and will have control of the service’s tariffs,” it informed, where meanwhile the National Government promises top ay 50 percent of the subsidies for the period of a year.