The Court ruled against the protections against raising the subway ticket
January 16, 2012
The judge in litigation, administrative and tax of the City of Buenos Aires Juan Fernando Lima denied the protections that had been filed against the 127% increase in the rate of the subway by the Government of Buenos Aires.
Thus, as had been advanced previously, subway workers will abandon the measure to raise the turnstiles and all people should pay $ 2.50 per trip.
The subway ticket was to be subsidized jointly by the National Government and the City of Buenos Aires. However, the latter said they had no funds budgeted and therefore could not allocate money to the service.
However, it surprised that the increase is not 50% but 127%, a figure that is high for the short notice and the drastic implementation.
Under the agreement signed between executives of the nation and the capital, if it would increase the rate, the money remaining subsidies should go to work for the subway. Furthermore, the Government undertook to complete all works in progress.