May 21, 2013
Cautious opposition celebrates TBA's take over
Lawmakers expressed their agreement and their concerns regarding the Government’s decision of taking over TBA Sarmiento and Mitre train lines and stressed the need of making root changes in the transport system.
Nuevo Encuentro lawmaker Martin Sabbatella supported the President’s decision and deemed it “correct while the expert studies last,” and highlighted Fernández de Kirchner’s decision to investigate "to the last consequences."
“The company under which the train works has proved its incapacity to fulfill the contract and that affects thousands of commuters daily. The contract should be terminated,” he added.
Peronist lawmaker Eduado Amadeo said he hopes "things go well for the Government, for people’s sake", but interventions must create deep changes.
“From my opposition member stance I hope something changes, but in order to do that the ombudsman must make drastic changes, be aware of problems and not hide them,” Amadeo stated.
Progressive Front lawmaker Claudio Lozano said it is necessary to reconsider the transport system situation in general, independently of the probe and blasted the Government for delaying that type of decisions.
“The need of revising the transport system that was built in the nineties needs no judicial delay because meanwhile commuters co-exist with death every day,” Lozano warned.
PRO lawmaker Julián Obiglio argued that the taking over must be ruled by a court to preserve evidence. “The Government, which should be charged, should not take over the company and take charge of all the elements that must be analyzed by the Judiciary.”