// by mario avila
The income of 1 thousand 150 million pesos, in addition to the violation of 2 thousand 074 pesos per unit that he does not verify, will hold the state government in the vehicle verification program in the pre-election year, a program that strangely coincides with that of Enrique Alfaro Ramirez. The first four years of the six-year term went unnoticed and it was demanded to be implemented with full rigor by 2023.
In view of this, through a package of initiatives to be presented in the state congress by the parliamentary fraction of Futuro, it seeks to reduce the cost of the verification process by more than half (64%), reducing it from 500 to 220 pesos. Wants, proposed as legislator, Susana de la Rosa Hernandez.
For his part, Zapopan’s councilor, Pedro Kumamoto, argued the reasons on which the proposal was based: “What we see is that the costs that the program starts in 2023 are in proportion to those costs. Not what is currently being spent.” , we are talking about an increase of about 120% in relation to the first signing of the contract, the economic rationality is not respected.
“While it is true that we have had some increase, so to speak, due to inflation, which can be understood as the price being higher, it should not exceed the 20 or 22 percent agreed at the beginning, which was in the order of 150 pesos. That’s where the figure comes from that in fact the entire vehicle verification project, which should be around 220 pesos, even to be able to consider a portion for the so-called Green Fund. And that’s where That’s where the big problems start, the price being higher than initially asked for the software, the verification centers and the Environmental Fund to be able to pay for the section, he explained.
And he also added: “On the other hand, the Environment Fund is not transparent and in recent years, when it has received resources from the state government, it has only been able to fulfill two of its proposed goals, first, the public train the servants and secondly, make manuals. Of all the goals and objectives set out in this ambitious and much-anticipated Green Fund, it has only managed to publish manuals and provide some training. In other words, we do not have certainty about where these resources have been invested, where they are going and where they have been working in recent years.
On the subject of the operation of the verification program, Kumamoto Rodríguez assured that “at this point, the verification centers will have to have updated operations on 80% of their installations, while in reality we only have 30%; How many verification centers should we have at this point of time; This means that if all the verification centers are working at their full capacity in the coming months, they will be able to verify a maximum of around 900,000 vehicles when the proposed vehicle register to be verified is close to 3 million vehicles.
“In other words, there will be people who, even if they want to get their cars verified, will not be able to do so, not because they don’t want to, but because the verification centers are not fully set up. What we are proposing is very simple:
1.- We are going to propose about 220 pesos for the actual cost of the verification; 2.- Let us apply this entry as a penalty to the next year; 3.- Let’s demand to know how and in what the resources being collected are being invested and 4.- Let’s create a social program so that those people who are at high risk and those who are in their most vulnerable position to work use vehicles, among them there are people who are dedicated to the construction industry, commerce, sellers of cambesio, they can get support from the government to generate all the processes and everything that is needed so that the environmental environment Cars can be activated without being affected”.
And he argued: “Today, asking a person earning minimum wage to fix his car and do the whole process could mean up to a month and a half of his income, which is about 15,000 pesos. It’s absolutely irresponsible and Does not consider the reality that we are currently experiencing.
Q.- If all is verified, the government’s income in the pre-election year is about 1,150 million pesos, how does it look …
A.- It sounds bad, but it looks worse if we look at the lack of transparency, i.e. the total obscurity in which this fund is being used in recent years and for that reason, what we are seeing is It is not a measurement collection and accounts must be submitted when it is to be collected, so if it is being collected, resources must be earmarked for the environment, to have truly sustainable mobility projects . For public transport, for drumsticks, to be able to strengthen tree infrastructure, for forests and parks that exist in our metropolises, but never weight for electoral campaigns.
Q.- Is the verification not passive despite several arguments that are not in favor of the environment, such as traffic lights out of synchronisation, low average speeds and major avenues that turn into parking lots such as Lopez Mateos and the Highway to Tesistan?
a.- Vehicles have to be modified to keep them in the least polluting conditions; But on the other hand it calls us to think about what kind of city we are betting on. For example, large urban highways in cities such as Los Angeles had up to 20 lanes in each direction and yet failed to prevent their avenues and streets from becoming large parking lots.
Q.- Do we have to adopt efficient public transport as the best option?
A. Exactly. This tells us that the real bet has to be mass transportation, it has to happen now, and we have to start a real discussion about viable solutions, for example, the López Mateos, Lázaro Cárdenas, and highways like Tesistan, the country And to offer options similar to what we’ve seen in other parts of the world, whether it’s light rail, transportation through the metro system, the BRT system or any other option that allows us to be a civilized person, Safe and reliable public transport.
Q. What do you think about the second floor of Lopez Mateos?
A.- López Mateos second floor is a terrible idea, what the scientific evidence of the development of cities has shown us is that sooner or later second floors are going to collapse, because eventually they will be connected to other arteries that are not second floors And when the second artery has a second floor, it will also collapse. I’m going to give a very simple example, those who know the Matute Remus Bridge, they know when they were sold that Vallarta was going to have to go from the highway to Mexico to the highway to Vallarta, 15 or 20 minutes Also, he said that it was going to be a panacea for that work with overpasses and vehicular bridges.
“Well, the people who have suffered the consequences of these plans can tell us very clearly that at rush hour, you can put up three floors higher and if you make that journey it takes less than an hour , then you can consider yourself lucky. You have to think of a serious plan that provides adequate public transport service to each of the required places. How different it would be if every time we had to go to the airport, we could take a light rail or BRT; Likewise every time Las Chivas plays, every time there’s a concert or a sports show, that we can get on or off public transportation at each of the major events. This is what our city needs to be truly competitive; We don’t need more concrete, or parking lots, we need quality public transport.”
Sedate denies that the program recover verification
According to data from the 2016 National Emissions Inventory for Jalisco, 93% of carbon monoxide emissions and 85% of nitrogen oxides come from vehicles, which are the main precursors of ozone pollution in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. Therefore, this is where the great challenge lies, as stated by Israel García Ochoa, head of SEMADET interviewed at Tela de Juicio.
The public official assured that the verification has no collection purpose, “The purpose is better air quality in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara and some areas of influence of the program. It is licensed from the state of Jalisco and other entities that broadcast permanently in the region.” There is a universal program for all vehicles with plates.”
He said that a lot of effort has gone into the redesign of the portal, where appointments are made as per the month/plate calendar, payments are made through various online modes. Today, in January and February, this is consistent with license plates ending in 1. Those who didn’t do the verification last year were exempted from the fine, with the verification set to resume in 2023 so the restrictions will only start to apply. Applicable from March Completion 1 units that have not been verified.
Vehicles operating permanently in the area must be verified, regardless of the origin of the license plate. To this end, we have made progress in negotiations to sign agreements with other states to collect sanctions in their states. However there is also a temporary stay pass for non-permanent visitors, which has worked well, to the point that there were over 175,000 applications for temporary stay permits in 2022, a process that has been processed in one place. very easy to do www.verificacionresponsable.jalisco.gob.mxWhere you can also make appointments, check verification centers location, schedule, date, month/plate calendar.
García Ochoa said that “you can also do this type of temporary permit process that can be done every six months for up to 30 days, which can be managed separately and processed with 5 minutes over a cell phone.” that if it is contacted by an agent, you can operate without problems by simply presenting the completion of the process”.
At the same time, the officer talked about saving this program from corruption. “It is an extremely modern design, extremely transparent, databases are unhackable, multiple candidates during the entire process, same verification centers, no way that there is any manipulation of the data generated, as that is in possession of SemDate. For a premise.That is to say that there is a series of padlocks that prevent the possibility of the program being distorted from the objectives that are being sought, which is to control the emissions that each vehicle generates.
On the issue of sanctions, he said that they are completely excusable, if after 30 days of receiving the sanction, it is verified, which shows that it is intended to issue fines not only for collection purposes but also for some Those who can live with anyone not verified despite being penalized and who have to pay for it, the money goes to the Environment Fund which was created to support or finance air quality and environmental projects.
In addition, those who do not pass verification and return with their vehicle a second time (and without payment included) and pass verification again, receive a sticker that distinguishes it as “not approved”. and with it they can operate freely all the time. year, until next year when it is his turn again.
The vehicle registers that ZMG is bound to verify are around 2.3 million units and it is 2.7 million vehicles in the state.