transport remains “the big point of concern”, considers PCF deputy Stéphane Peu

It will be necessary to improve this “degraded situation” of transport so that they are able to “take on about 20% more traffic, in mid-August” on the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympics, according to the communist deputy of the Seine -Saint-Denis, Tuesday on franceinfo.

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A RER platform in Paris during the strike against the pension reform, March 9, 2023. (ALINE MORCILLO / HANS LUCAS)

“From an infrastructure point of view yes, it will be delivered on time” but the transport “remain the big point of concern” of the 2024 Olympic Games, noted on Tuesday 14 March in franceinfo Stéphane Peu, Communist deputy from Seine-Saint-Denis in charge of the information mission on the fallout from the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Regrets “insufficient coordination” among the various players in the sector, SNCF, RATP, the Île-de-France region and the State.

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“The Minister of Transport has appointed an interministerial delegate so I hope things improve”continues Stéphane Peu, denouncing a situation “already catastrophic, without the Games”, in the transportation of the region. According to him, it will be necessary to improve this “degraded situation” so that she is able “assume about 20% more traffic, in mid-August, on public transport” at the time of the Games.

“We have never had so few buses, so few subways and so many irregularities on the RER as at this moment”.

Stéphane Peu, PCF deputy

on franceinfo

“Paris’ bid was for public transport. You have to be there!”, launches the communist deputy. Stéphane Peu proposes, “among others”From “raising the prospect of opening Parisian buses to competition at the end of 2024”which according to him “degrades working conditions at the RATP”. “Whether we think this is good or bad, with my co-rapporteur we have a different opinion on the matter, but we are unanimous that this should not be done at the end of 2024”, He explains. Stéphane Peu asks “postpone” opening up to competition for at least 4 years so that the president of the RATP and the employees of the transport authority can fully mobilize “around a good reception of the 2024 Olympics”.

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