Valérie Pécresse hopes to contain the increase in the Navigo pass to around 80 euros, against 75.20 euros currently, if the government legislates to increase the mobility payment for Ile-de-France businesses which “must accept their share of the effort”she said on Tuesday, November 22.
President of the Ile-de-France region and patroness of the regional transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), Valérie Pécresse assured: “Next year, the Navigo pass will necessarily increase as it stands. »
But if the mobility payment, a tax on companies with more than 11 employees to finance transport, does not increase, “it’s the pass at 90 euros” as early as 2023, she insisted.
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“Local communities told me yes to increase their contribution by 7.5%”she said, and the price of the pass could in all likelihood increase in the same proportions, or around 80 euros per month.
Valérie Pécresse therefore wants the mobility payment to also be increased by 7.5%, a provision that only the government can take.
“I won’t sacrifice the offer either”
The Minister of Economy “Bruno Le Maire said that the baguette should not increase too much, well it must be the same for the metro”launched Valérie Pécresse during a visit to the Alstom sites in Crespin and Petite-Forêt (Nord) to discover the new rolling stock ordered by IDFM for the Paris metro and the RER.
Currently, local authorities finance transport in the Ile-de-France region up to 12%, travelers 38% and businesses 50%.
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The president of the Ile-de-France region wishes to maintain this balance in the same way. She also recalled that whatever happens, “the investment plans would be maintained” with the operation of the new Grand Paris Express lines, the extensions of the RER E or line 14, and the purchase of new trains and metros.
“I won’t sacrifice the offer either”she promised, as she recently asked the RATP to return to 100% of the pre-Covid offer as soon as possible.
An IDFM board meeting is due to take place on December 7 to decide on funding options for 2023. It is necessary to find 750 million euros to allow the launch of tests on the new lines and pay the energy bill which should explode l ‘next year.