The Court ordered the City to use the funds of the Nation for the subway
August 26, 2012
Judge Patricia López Vergara, who previously intervened in negotiations with Metrodelegados, ordered the Buenos Aires government to use the 210 million pesos transferred by the nation for the costs of the subway.
The head of the Court Litigation, Administrative and Tax Law No. 6 of the City settled the action in response to a motion filed by the Kirchnerist legislator María José Lubertino.
The initiative directs the head of government, Mauricio Macri, to remove the deposited 210 million pesos, of a 30 per month by the national government, to “solve operating expenses” of the subway.
The Argentine Executive deposited 30 million pesos per month honring the agreement signed in January reached. Thus, it pays 50% of the funds needed to operate the subways. The other half was paid for by the Government of Buenos Aires with a rate increase of $ 1.10 to $ 2.50 per ticket.
However, López Vergara said the measure “does not imply advancement” of her position on the “bottom line, about the ownership of the underground utility,” which is in dispute between City and Nation.