Tuxtepec.- Two weeks later unionized transport companies of Tuxtepec In a regional alliance, they will increase the price of public transport by 25%, from 8 to 10 pesos, without the approval of the Minister of Mobility (Semovi). Now they have launched an “awareness campaign” in which videos will be shown on social networks explaining why they have decided not to comply with the rules of the government of the state of Oaxaca and increase their tariffs.
On this subject, Fredy Reyes Bejines, transport manager and representative of the General Workers, Peasants and Popular Union (UGOCP), said that they had to increase the price because they were exceeded by the production costs and the number of jobs was reduced from 500 to 150, due of the lack of Fare increase by the government of Oaxaca.
“We cannot sustain a business where the ticket price is set by the state government but the market is free because diesel, tires and batteries have increased, but they did not want to increase the ticket price and inflation.” At the moment it has overtaken us and we are a union in crisis,” said Reyes Bejines.
He pointed out that as a transportation company, they supported the current governor Solomon Jara (Morena) in his election campaign and he promised that he would review the cost of the ticket; However, he said that Semovi’s current head, Claudia DeGyves Mendoza, did not listen to them and delegated the problem to middle managers who did not have the ability to solve a complex problem.
“Citizens need to understand that we now have many of them in pens with no way to repair them, no way to maintain the units they are in decline Pandemic Due to inflation, we have run out of loans and the opportunity to invest in improving the units,” the transport manager explained in an interview with the media.
He said that if they had been approved 50 cents per year during the government of Alejandro Murat (PRI), they would have a quality service and would agree that a feasibility study would be carried out but that this would certainly make the price be higher. between 14 and 15 pesos, instead of the 10 pesos they wanted to charge now.
The transporter, identified for many years as an operator in the Papaloapan Basin by the Executive Secretary of the State Public Security System, Karina Barón, indicated that it will not reduce the cost of tickets and is waiting for meetings with officials to achieve this They will make the increase they have decided official from the first week of August.
In one of the videos shared by transporters in Tuxtepec, inspectors, drivers, mechanics and family members of traders are interviewed for almost four minutes and with motivating music in the background, indicating that “it is urgent for them” to increase the price of transport in order not to bring the service to a standstill.”