Valérie Pécresse, president of the region of the francilienne, don’s displeasure is most ardent, and Sunday, June 21, it has issued an ultimatum to the government, for the public transport of the capital, operated by the SNCF and the RATP, continue to work after the 08 July.
The situation complained of by Ms. Pécresse for all other regions of France, particularly in the major cities. With the measures taken during the containment, and then those imposed by the déconfinement, the revenue of Ile-de-France Mobility (IDFM), responsible for public transportation, have been deprived of 2.6 billion euros.
The abrupt stoppage of bus and subways on the 17th of march last, and then the transport organisation with observance of the rules of social distancing, a private IDFM more than a quarter of its budget. At the same time, the premium mobility, paid usually by the companies, has shrunk in proportion to the spread of telework, and part-time unemployment.
A lack of cash a concern for Paris and its region ?
The equation is simple, since with such a collapse in revenues, the region can no longer meet its obligations. It is this situation that drove Ms. Pécresse to declare :
And to get out of this situation, the president of the Region calls for the State shall compensate in full the losses suffered by the region. This request for assistance to the State is sustained, and this should be emphasized by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, secretary of State for transport, proved to be rather reassuring, when he responded to questions of journalists from RTL :