The spokesman for the Socialist Group asks the mayor to get on the bus and "suffer in his own flesh the scarce frequencies, insufficient lines and expensive prices, but this only when there is a bus since there are isolated towns for whole days because they do not have public transport that connects them with nothing " Faced with the argument of the mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, that the municipality's public transport has no users for fear of catching Covid, the spokesman for the Municipal Socialist Group, José Antonio Serrano, is emphatic: "No, that is not true.
Almost 70% of the population, which is the one that lives in districts, does not use the bus, not for fear of getting infected but for fear of not getting to work, a medical appointment or the school; our transport has been deficient for many years years and only because of the laziness, and even negligence, of those who have governed the City Council and the CARM for 25 years.
There, I am sure that the mayor is not going to deceive anyone again, neither users nor workers, because in this matter, we cannot blame the pandemic.
" For Serrano, Ballesta's statement yesterday during the meeting of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) with Minister Ábalos to discuss the Mobility Strategy "is cynical from a book, especially because no one listened to the mayor of Murcia speak at that meeting, where it is assumed that he claimed 20 million euros to compensate for the deficiencies in transport ", and adds that" we would like to know what is based to make that calculation, because, as far as we know, there is no Mobility Plan " . "Where he is not heard either is in the meetings with the president of the CARM, his party colleague, Fernando López Miras, from whom he has a lot to demand because we remember that transport powers in Murcia are shared by the City Council and the Community" declares the socialist spokesman, who insists that "the Covid is not to blame for the ineffectiveness of municipal management, especially in terms of transport, if not why do our neighbors continue to use the tram and interurban buses?" Likewise, he recriminates Ballesta that "every day he confirms that he is only there for the photo and, if to achieve it, he has to applaud together with political formations that his own party demonizes, as happened with ERC and Bildu a few days ago in Congress, no has no scruples.
" Serrano asks the mayor to get on the bus and "suffer in his own flesh the few frequencies, insufficient lines and expensive prices, but this only when there is a bus because I remind him once again that we have many of our villages isolated whole days because they don't have public transportation that connects them to anything.
" "From the Municipal Socialist Group we hope for the good of our neighbors that the central government will inject money because it is the only way to guarantee services, since as we leave it in the hands of the mayor, no bus, no tram or anything.
Source: PSOE Murcia