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Navigo pass at 90 euros: Pécresse wants to “avoid” it and throws the ball back to the State and companies

2022-11-28T19:10:37.010Z

In an interview with Le Parisien, the regional president considers that this possible increase in the subscription would be "socially unbearable".



Turn off the start of controversy.

While the possible increase in the Navigo pass subscription from 75 to 90 euros has caused a lot of reaction since the hypothesis was mentioned, the president of the Île-de-France region spoke in an interview with

Le Parisien

,

released Monday evening.

To cope with the financial difficulties of the regional transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the community is therefore agitating the threat of an additional cost for users in order to better put the government before its responsibilities.

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"

The Navigo pass at 90 euros is socially unbearable

", thunders Valérie Pécresse, who "

fights precisely to avoid that

".

According to the former presidential candidate LR, the region is facing a drop in attendance - never returned to normal after the health crisis - and

"inflation of electricity prices".

Situation which leads, she indicates, to a lack of 750 million euros in total "

to complete the budget

".

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Considering that the region has already made a lot of efforts to

“modernize”

its transport infrastructure, Valérie Pécresse insists that

“the State seems indifferent to the fate of travelers from the Ile-de-France region”,

therefore asking it “

a shared effort

” on this budgetary file.

If she does not understand this pass of arms with the executive, the president of the Île-de-France region reminds, on the other hand, companies that they

“will benefit from a very significant drop in the contribution on the added value of companies.

A precision far from being trivial and which allows Valérie Pécresse to ask employers for a contribution of “

barely 10%

” of the drop in the famous CVAE.

"

Limit the increase to 80.80 euros

"?

Clearly, Valérie Pécresse wants to put pressure on the

"financiers"

so that they

"play the game"

.

With

“two red lines”

 :

“No reduction in the offer to travelers and no reduction in investment to modernize the network.

“ And the president of the Ile-de-France region to affirm that she recently consulted several local politicians so that they increase their contributions.

“They all answered yes”

.

Then she discussed with the Medef

"so that companies increase the mobility payment":

"

They said no

".

Read alsoA Navigo pass at 100 euros would be “untenable”, according to Beaune

Unable to increase this contribution without the approval of parliament, Valérie Pécresse therefore accuses the State of

“blocking”

.

"If all funders agree to increase their contribution by 7.5%, we can limit the increase in Navigo to 80.80 euros

," she hopes.

Monday morning, the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune, on RMC, explained for his part that he

"did not want us to have increases of this nature

and was going to "

do everything to avoid them".

“There is no justification for passing the Navigo at 100 euros,”

he mocked.

The member of the government still wanted to

“discuss support and aid for the Île-de-France region”

.

As for Valérie Pécresse, she recalls that "

the clock is ticking

”.

A tariff deliberation must indeed be submitted to the regional council on December 7th.

Until then, she keeps her

"outstretched hand"

towards the government.

Source: lefigaro

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