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Opening up to competition in buses: the Parisian imbroglio

2023-01-10T18:37:28.335Z


DECRYPTION - The government and elected officials in the Ile-de-France are torn over the end of the RATP monopoly.


It was the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who lit the fuse.

In a letter sent shortly before Christmas to the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, she

"wishes that the opening to

competition of the bus network

(in Paris and in the inner suburbs, editor's note)

either re-examined or, at the very least, postponed well beyond January 1, 2025

.

At the beginning of January, she drove the point home in a forum co-signed with 250 other elected left-wing Ile-de-France officials

.

"We ask you to suspend the privatization process for all transport in Île-de-France"

, reads this text published in

Le Monde

.

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Today, his first deputy mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Grégoire, goes further.

"We are in favor of the cancellation of the opening to competition in buses in Paris and in the first crown"

, he says to

Figaro

.

As for the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, he also opens the door to an adjustment of the calendar on this file:

“If we are not ready to do this operation on January 1 …

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Source: lefigaro

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