Urban transport units in SLP have already exceeded their useful life: SCT – El Sol de San Luis

Urban transport units in SLP have already exceeded their useful life: SCT – El Sol de San Luis
Urban transport units in SLP have already exceeded their useful life: SCT – El Sol de San Luis

There are urban public transport units in circulation that have exceeded their useful life in accordance with the State Transportation Law, so they must be renewed as soon as possible.

For the head of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, Araceli Martínez Acosta, the commitment made by permit holders to buy new buses, even with support schemes, has not been fulfilled.

An investigation carried out and released by a civil organization revealed that this year “at least 379 units of concessioned public transport reached the maximum age allowed – which is 10 years -, while another 64 will reach that limit during 2024” .

He clarified that the department under his charge is aware of the difficulties that impact the transportation sector with the escalation of inflation negatively affecting the prices of spare parts, supplies and fuels.

In addition to the above, the state official added, permit holders are still in a recovery stage, after being one of the most affected sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic four years ago.

However, the concessionaires made the commitment so that, little by little and within their financial possibilities, they could remove units with expired periods and replace them with recent models to maintain the correct functioning of urban public transportation.

For all of the above, he considered that it is urgent to begin the process of renewal of units that make up the public collective system “since several of these exceed the seniority period established by legislation.”

Finally, Martínez Acosta reiterated that at the beginning of this year, when urban public transportation concessionaires were authorized to access a new rate, it was demanded that as a commitment they study schemes that would allow them to acquire new units, in order to do so. guarantee an efficient and modern service to citizens.

 
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