August 08 from 2016 - 10: 37
Finally, with the passage of time people we realize that, on many occasions, the big parties do not look for their neighbors. This is what is happening in both the Tren de la Costa and the TRAM.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is in full summer season picks up with a damning report, announcing that the construction of the Tren de la Costa (broad gauge railway linking Valencia and Alicante along the coast) is not profitable.
This ministry is governed by the Popular Party, acting, but exercising as a government. As driven by a spring, automatically all the governments of the region governed by the PSPV and Compromis stand up in the war, defending the need for an infrastructure that has disappeared from our environment for more than 100 years. This does not imply that it is not necessary. It is. The equidistance of the region with the provincial capitals, both north and south, places us in a place almost abandoned. Our young people must travel to them to be able to study in the universities, the airports are also there, with a possible flow of passengers both going to our region and departure. All the efforts that are being made in recent years to get quality tourism to visit us, are not being accompanied by the necessary infrastructures for their empowerment.
Following that report, meeting of the Xarxa d'Mayors, meetings with social organizations, special sessions to present allegations. Everything perfect here.
But suddenly and without warning, at the end of July, Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana closes the service TRAM Denia to Calpe, a few days after the President of the Generalitat convened on section Calpe - Altea, newly remodeled. A blow to the municipalities, which in full summer campaign, seen as the only means of public transport available in the region, closed and replaced by buses, and only security measures argue.
Political parties previously with the Tren de la Costa screamed to the sky, at a stroke, praised the decision, citing security concerns. As if by magic, those who criticized the central government for issuing a report against the Tren de la Costa, surprisingly, supported the closure of TRAM by the Generalitat Valenciana., Ruled by the PSPV and Compromis. And with more chutzpah if possible, the party that has been ruling the Generalitat recent 20 years, the People's Party, calls a protest rally by closing the line in Calpe, announcing the presence of the Regional Minister for Infrastructure of the previous legislature Isabel Boning.
To make matters worse, those responsible for FGV met this week with the Circulo de Empresarios of Marina Alta, telling them that actually closing line "It was not due to an important security motive, but it was believed that the necessary quality was not given by reducing the speed in some specific sections". Silence from the political parties that announced with great fanfare that it was safety first.
In addition, they indicate that up to 2020 they do not believe that the line is fully operational again, two years later than initially indicated, informing them of the action plan, and subjecting the rest of the actions to future approvals in the budgets of the Generalitat . But if we are the most indebted autonomous community after Catalonia. If we cannot pay to reverse the concession to Marina Salud, a situation of extreme gravity in the region, they will be able to invest the same money in the improvement of a deficit service.
The truth is that many of us believe that the TRAM 9 Line between Dénia and Calpe will never be reopened. The big parties are playing with the citizens blaming each other solely depending on the political color that governs in each institution. Meanwhile, nobody cares if the tourist image that we are giving in the middle of July closing the TRAM line is appropriate.
Therefore, only social mobilization can change the future of our private area.
Councilman Gent of Dénia - Center Unificat