Tolls On Southern Corridor Will Remain The Same After Government Takover

Tolls On Southern Corridor Will Remain The Same After Government Takover

Tuesday, August 02 2011 @ 09:50 AM COT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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Deputy Finance Minister Dulcidio De La Guardia said today tolls on the Southern Corridor will remain the same. This, after the National Highway Company (ENA) and the Mexican company Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) signed yesterday, Monday, the contract for the purchase of this road. De La Guardia told TVN News the (legal) structure of ENA does not include an increase in the tolls. “The tariff is structured to be maintained as they are today,” he reiterated. Also, he said the employment status of the workers on the Southern Corridor remains the same. Their collective commitment and seniority will be respected, he said. According to the deputy minister, ICA will be paid a total of $420 million dollars for the Southern Corridor. (La Prensa)
Editor’s Comment: Now that the government is in charge, I hope they will be more flexible in doing good things for the people who use this road. In this article they are talking about not raising tolls, but what about reducing them. What about hiring more staff to be able to open more toll booths during peak traffic periods. What about simply opening the gate and not charging at all when there’s a massive backup. Let’s see how they decide to manage the thing…

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