Bilateral Commission

Both measures must be considered as interrelated. On the rail issue, the implementation of the concessions, went through initially separate three packages: from charging Serbs; the Metropolitan passenger services and intercity passenger transport. In fact this meant in the early days, the suspension of the intercity passenger services. This suspension (which in many cases persists), allowed to once more demonstrate how the railroad has permeated the popular, attentive sensitivity protests and mobilizations that led to these measures in the affected regions. Metropolitan passenger services, were conceded, awarding subsidies to respective tenders winning consortia. There were initial problems with the concessions, in which fractions cargo transportation.

Soon perceived that the Belgrano railway, presented difficulties in this scheme. And as for passenger services, solutions such as that staged the provincial governments emerged. The attitude of the Government of the province of Buenos aires, is well known but they have also ventured venture in that regard, the Governments of la Pampa, Cordoba, Tucuman, Chaco, and Rio Negro.(With other projects in varying degrees of advancement). The Belgrano railway, become a State Corporation, transiting towards a figure, very peculiar, involving the Union Railway and some provincial governments in the Northwest. However, in our opinion, circumstance it contracts for freight service, which were supervised by a Bilateral Commission of the national Parliament, stopped librado private concessionaires, the establishment of the royalties payable for the movement of passenger trains; It has become a discouraging for the service of passengers inside. Unfortunately, it was not taken into accounts, experiences such as United States, where companies private in charge of the railroad cargo transportation, put obstacles to the development of the passenger rail system state (Amtrak), because they argue that it hinders the fluidity of their traffic. On the other hand, while the establishment of the toll, is making an important contribution, to mitigate road fraud.(To the concessionaires mind don’t break them roads), remained the national roads Fund, to maintain or build roads from low profitability.