August 1, 2021

Public transport will be cheaper in the Canary Islands – La Provincia

Public transport will be cheaper in the Canary Islands - La Provincia

The Gran Canaria Resident Bond for the transportation in guagua will cost 40 or 35 euros, depending on the subsidy dthe Canarian Government. It will have the same format as the Young bonus, which since last September has more than 17,000 users on the Island, and is expected to reach 23,000 people. The Cabildo de Gran Canaria will begin to apply from the arrival of the "official" order of the Canarian Executive. In Tenerife is already underway and in Fuerteventura and La Gomera will be put into operation imminently.

"It will be cheaper than in Tenerife," he said Monday. Antonio Morales, president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. He argues that his corporation it is not delayed in the activation of this discount for all residents in the Canary Islands, Tenerife has had "more information" than the rest of the councils and that is why it has been executed before.

The Canarian Government has denied that the Cabildo de Tenerife has been given preference and sets as an example that Fuerteventura and La Gomera are going to start it up already. The Vice President and Minister of Transport of the Executive, Pablo Rodríguez, maintains that the Cabildo de Gran Canaria has not been interested in activating this bond like the rest of the island corporations, because "neither answer nor respond to the emails ".

In his opponent Morales uses the flag of "Insularism and the insular lawsuit" not to set in motion quickly a measure of the one promoted by the Canarian Government, with the purpose of obtaining electoral revenue, with what is harming the citizens of Gran Canaria.

Morales was accompanied at a press conference by the insular councilor of Transportation, Francisco Trujillo, and the councilor responsible for municipal buses of the capital, José Eduardo Ramírez.

Morales has reviewed all the dates since the approval of the General Budgets of 2018 the State agreed a game of 20 million for the archipelago to subsidize the road transport of the resident and that forced the Canarian Government to endow other 10 million euros.

He assures that from the first moment the regional Executive moved that Tenerife and Gran Canaria would receive 12 million each island and that the six million remaining they were divided among the five remaining councils.

According to Morales, the Government of the Canary Islands has not given the order to transfer that item to the island administrations and it is unknown if it will be for the twelve million or if that amount is divided into two payments of eight and four million or is finally left alone eight million euros that are contributed by the State.

If there are eight million the cost of the bonus It will be 40 euros per month, But if the government transfers its four million euros it will be reduced to 35 euros, Morales said.

Morales has stressed that it will be "cheaper" than the one that the Tenerife Cabildo has launched with the Titsa company, that costs 47 euros and, to illustrate that transportation in Gran Canaria is cheaper than in the Tenerife island, it has revealed that the cost of a trip to the airport from the capital, 2.30 in Gran Canaria by 2.65 to Tenerife North, which also has halfway through


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