The Government of the Community of Madrid will extend the discount of 50% of the transport pass in the month of January, thus complying with the condition proposed by the central Executive. In addition, he said the 60% discount since February, as announced by the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, at the press conference after the last meeting of the Governing Council of the year, at the Real Casa de Correos.
“The Community of Madrid will pay 20% of the transport subscription in January but from February it will be 30%. So that transport in the Community will be 60% subsidized”, as indicated by the regional leader, who has also recalled that these specific discounts are added “to the strong subsidy that the Community always and stably has and not occasionally as is the case”. The regional Administration is responsible for an average of 70% of the total amount of this service in its different modalities.
However, as the central government has announced this week the extension of the measure, with the approval of the new decree to deal with the crisis of the war in Ukraine, it cannot be made effective until February 1, so The 50% reduction already in force since September 2022 will be extended in the first month of the year. Multi-trip tickets will continue to have a 30% decrease with respect to their original importation.
The Madrid Regional Transport Consortium (CRTM) will also ratify this Thursday the free subscription to those over 65 years of age, which will now increase to 1.60 euros, as well as the unification of Rivas Vaciamadrid in zone B1, which will come into force during the first three months of 2023 and will mean the reduction of its importation to 88,000 users who were found in the part of the municipality corresponding to crown B2.