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The lack of help from the State, the Ile-de-France temporarily stops paying the RATP and the SNCF

The region is estimated at 2.6 billion euros loss of revenue due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus. In the short term, the movement of transport will not be

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The lack of help from the State, the Ile-de-France temporarily stops paying the RATP and the SNCF

The region is estimated at 2.6 billion euros loss of revenue due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus. In the short term, the movement of transport will not be affected.

The board of directors of the Ile-de-France Mobility, the organising authority for transport in the île de france, voted unanimously on Wednesday to temporary suspension of payments to the RATP and the SNCF for July, and until the State compensates the losses of revenue due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus.

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In the immediate future, "the operators are going to use their cash flow to ensure the flow of public transport, has assured Valérie Pécresse, president of the Region Ile-de-France and Ile-de-France Mobility, preventing that the investment projects will be affected if the situation does not unblock.

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2.6 billion of losses

Valérie Pécresse was threatening for several days to stop paying the RATP and the SNCF. "Or the State refuses to pay, or it is put before its responsibilities," launched by Valérie Pécresse June 30, on LCI. In fact, the approximately $ 425 million promised by the State represent "15% of the $ 2.6 billion of losses, ( ... ), the Covid has generated for the Ile-de-France mobility", she explained.

"What the government wants is that I increase the Pass Navigo to pay for the losses Covid", she added, referring to "an increase of 20 euros". But "I refuse to introduce a tax Covid on the ile-de-france", she said. "This is incomprehensible, except to imagine ulterior motives policies", added the president, (Free!, ex-RL) of the region.

For her, "you can't take a double language : to have a conference citizen and to show a concern for the fight against global warming, and leave public transport in the Ile-de-France to bankruptcy".

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