Deputies pass Transport Bill
The Chamber of Deputies has urgently approved the new Ground Transport, Transit and Road Safety Bill. The bill now moves to the Senate for their approval.
The proposed law, drafted by Deputy Tobias Crespo, includes the creation of the National Institute of Transit and Ground Transport (INTRANT) as the main autonomous administration organization in charge of vehicle movement throughout the country.*
In a visit to the president of the Chamber of Deputies Lucia Medina on occasion of the motion for the transport bill, Rafael Blanco Canto, president of Conep, says that what Conep is advocating is that an individual not be the one that sets the rates for a passenger route or freight transport, but rather there be an open competition system in place.
He called for open competition and that several companies or cooperatives be able to bid for routes, and that the one who wins the route be the one offering the best service and best price.
Blanco Canto advocated that the government lower taxes so that it not be necessary to approve so many tax incentives that are nothing but corrections of distortions created by the tax system in the country.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
Nov 3, 2016
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