The Ile-de-France region is further increasing the pressure on the State over the loss of Ile-de-France Mobilités revenue due to the coronavirus. On Friday, the region adopted a motion to demand from the state a rescue plan. Wednesday, Valérie Pécresse, president of the region, had already decided to stop paying the RATP and the SNCF until the State compensates for the losses.

The Ile-de-Fance region, chaired by Valérie Pécresse, adopted a motion Friday to ask the state for a rescue plan for everyday transport, like those adopted for the air transport, automotive and aeronautics. Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), also chaired by Valérie Pécresse, decided on Wednesday to no longer pay the RATP and the SNCF which operate trains, metros, trams and buses in the region until the State compensates loss of revenue due to the coronavirus crisis.

Valérie Pécresse estimates that 2.6 billion in revenue will be lost in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis: 1.6 billion in commercial revenue lost due to the drop in attendance and 1 billion in mobility payments (a tax on the mass salary). For its part, the state has so far proposed to compensate only 425 million euros. The Minister Delegate for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari Friday invited the President of the Ile-de-France region to "sit around the table" to discuss the compensation provided by the State for Ile-de-France transport.

"Totally inconceivable and unfair to make travelers pay for this slate"

In the motion adopted on Friday, the regional councilors stress that it "would be completely inconceivable and unfair, in our eyes, to make travelers pay for this slate linked to the COVID-19 health crisis, which should bear the estimated cost between 15 and 20 euros increase in monthly Navigo! ". "A cessation of payment for Ile-de-France Mobilités, inevitable without a new revenue voted by the State in July, would threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs in France, whether among transport operators, equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, as well as in public works companies ".

During this public meeting of the regional council, Vincent Jeanbrun (Libres!), Close to Valérie Pécresse and unsuccessful candidate Thursday for the election of the president of the metropolis of Greater Paris against Patrick Ollier (LR), was elected head of the group Free, Republicans and Independents (LRI) within the regional council. He replaces Othman Nasrou, who becomes 1st vice-president of the region, replacing the position left vacant by Jérôme Chartier.