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All the employees of the public transport of Cartagena have already been incorporated into their jobs (15/09/2020)

| The services of each of the urban bus lines that run through the municipality have been completely restored | All the employees of the urban public transport service of Cartagena have already been incorporated into their jobs.

This has been communicated by Valeriano Díaz, director of the Mediterranean area of ??the service concessionaire company (ALSA), to the mayor Ana Belén Castejón, during the Shareholders' Meeting held this morning, Tuesday, September 15, at the facilities that the company has in La Asomada. It should be noted that ALSA has in the municipality of Cartagena a fleet made up of 46 buses, distributed over 14 lines.

Despite the fact that the bus capacity limitation is still in force, the services of each of the urban lines have been restored to 100%.

“For us and for all the users of public transport in the municipality, it is great news that all the workers have already taken up their positions and that both the lines and the frequencies of passage have returned to normal ”, the mayor said.From the beginning of the de-escalation, the Government team made an effort to ensure that the largest possible number of workers resumed the activity, that almost all the lines came into operation and that those that were most in demand by the residents of Cartagena were reinforced . In this sense, both the works council and the ALSA management have thanked the mayor for her involvement and commitment to ensuring that the service is provided during this health crisis without sparing a budget, or safety measures for workers and users.

"We are not going to stop implementing measures aimed at ensuring that Cartagena people can move safely by public transport," said Castejón.The mayor has encouraged the company to continue betting on equality and promoting a greater presence of women among its employees, since out of a staff of a hundred workers, only 25 are women, of which 22 are drivers and 3 are administrative. In the same way, the first mayor has also proposed to improve urban mobility.

“The 2030 Agenda marks a path that all large cities must follow, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions, for which it is essential to improve urban mobility and make it easier for the majority of citizens to move around the city by transport public.

From the City Council of Cartagena we consider that this is an essential service for citizens, so we will continue working to promote its use in front of individual vehicles ”, he stated.Likewise, Castejón recalled that two out of every three inhabitants of the municipality live in neighborhoods and councils, so "greater emphasis must be placed on these areas to respond to the real needs of Cartagena and Cartagena." 

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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