Infotech Faced with rising energy costs, Pécresse raises the threat of a Navigo pass at 100 euros

Faced with rising energy costs, Pécresse raises the threat of a Navigo pass at 100 euros

The president (LR) of Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) Valérie Pécresse will have to find 750 million euros to cope with the increase in the operating costs of public transport in the Ile-de-France region, and wants to put the State, departments, RATP, SNCF and ” the least possible “ The travellers.

“We are going to have the 2023 surge in front of us”, declared Valérie Pécresse to journalists. The “Absolutely colossal rise in energy prices will sweep through everyday transport”she warned.

The sequel after the ad

A financial hole of 750 million euros

“For Ile-de-France Mobilités, this translates into an increase of 950 million euros in costs for operating the network” out of nearly 11 billion euros currently, the soaring prices suffered by transport operators being passed on in contracts with the regional transport authority, she said.

Redemption of RTTs, back-to-school bonus… LR parliamentarians relish their new role as arbiter in Parliament

“We found 200 million euros internally, we still have 750 million to find”noted Valérie Pécresse, advocating “a fair sharing of the effort”.

“There is no question for us of lowering the offer”which has already been slightly reduced at off-peak hours while attendance still does not exceed 80% of its level before the Covid-19 health crisis, she insisted.

A Navigo at 100 euros?

The elected official also does not want to attribute the increase in costs to travelers alone: “I refuse the Navigo at 100 euros”she assured, since it would be necessary to increase by 25 euros a monthly subscription which already costs 75.20 euros.

The sequel after the ad

But why are TGVs so expensive?

Valérie Pécresse is considering an additional contribution of 100 million euros from local authorities, the Ile-de-France region which she chairs and the Ile-de-France departments.

She also intends to recover ” exceptionally “ 200 million euros from the RATP and the SNCF which make higher margins than expected in Ile-de-France.

Increase in entrepreneurial contributions

On the State side, it is asking to lower the VAT from 10% to 5.5%, which would make it possible to recover 150 million euros.

“I felt a reluctance from the government” on this point, recognized Valérie Pécresse, who says that she presented her proposals to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and to the Minister Delegate for Transport Clément Beaune.

The sequel after the ad

“We are in mortal danger! “: after the defeat of Pécresse, the waking nightmare of the Republicans

The leader also wants to increase the mobility payment (VM), a tax on the payroll of companies with more than 11 employees, especially targeting those located in the heart of the Paris agglomeration. This measure could bring in 250 to 300 million, according to her.

“Increase the Navigo as little as possible”

“What I want is to increase the Navigo as little as possible”insisted Valérie Pécresse who however noted that its price had not varied for five years and that the associations of users were not hostile to a moderate increase.

Among users and members of parliament, the increase in the price of the Navigo pass did not fail to react on Twitter. The deputy NUPES Aymeric Caron denounced a ” aberration “, and David Belliard, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of the transformation of public space, protested against a decision ” absurd for the climate and socially unjust”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *