Randazzo: “Macri spends a year to take the subway and the first thing he did was to increase the rate”
January 2, 2013
Interior Minister and Transport Florencio Randazzo qualifies of madness the decision of Mayor Mauricio Macri, to close for 60 days A line subway, warning it causes severe damage to both users and merchants.
Randazzo questioned the head of Government of Buenos Aires because “now the mayor speaks about rate increase again to a value close to 6 pesos.”
The minister recalled that Mauricio Macri “spends a year to take the subway and the first thing he did was to increase the rate, now talk of closing the line A for sixty days and to increase the rate again.”
He recalled that the national government “in line A was the total change of the tracks, the new electrification, the new signalling and enhancement of its stations, a single day without interrupting service,” and also delivered 45 new cars “that the government bought and gave to the City government.”
The official considered that Macri decided the temporary closure of the subway, probably in the second half of January, “without thinking neither users nor traders”.