María Jara made it clear that she will not resign from the ATU, after pressure from transport unions to the MTC

María Jara will not resign from the ATU, he said. | Andean

The executive president of the Urban Transportation Authority for Lima and Callao (ATU), María Jara Risco, was emphatic in assuring this Wednesday that he will not resign from his position. This statement comes days after the Minister of Transport and Communications, Juan Silva, announced a reorganization of said body and supposedly promised his exit to the transporters union.

“The appointment of the Board of Directors, including the Executive Presidency, is an appointment for 5 years and that can only be removed for reasons, as established, including our Ombudsman’s Office, is not only an opinion of the party. The institutionality clearly establishes that this work, which is so delicate and which is so difficult to fight against these mafias and even put our personal life at risk, I have assumed it with absolute responsibility for 5 years. That is my commitment and that of all the members of the Board of Directors, we are not going to give up at all ”, Held.

Likewise, he announced a series of improvements that his institution will implement in the coming weeks for the benefit of users and operators of transport services. These measures include the ordering of routes on Grau avenue and the progressive implementation of compulsory scrapping in regular transport and complementary corridors, as well as operational improvements in accessibility and green areas of the Metropolitan.

In a press conference called to present a management balance, Jara Risco also cited, among the improvements for the following days, the authorization to the ATU to grant authorizations for 5 years to transport operators with conditions of improvement for the benefit of users.

“And I highlight this; five years and with conditions of improvement for the benefit of users, never a blank check ”, emphasized the executive president.

“This proposal has been presented to the Congress of the Republic and has been agreed with the entirety of the transport unions in multiple meetings,” he said.


Among the initiatives for the Metropolitan, he explained that improvements and maintenance in elevators and braille signage, “Which will be concluded in January or, maximum, February” of 2022.

Without specifying details, he highlighted the next ordering of the routes of the regular transport service on Grau avenue, an important artery whose expressway connects the city center with the eastern part of Lima and with districts of high population density such as El Agustino, Santa Anita and Ate.

Referring to the implementation of mandatory scrapping for regular transport and complementary corridors, the ATU head urged the Ministry of Transport and Communications “to issue the authorization of the company that does this work, otherwise we will not be able to scrap ”.

The voluntary scrapping directive will also be approved in the following days, he said, before a group of journalists at the institution’s headquarters.


He added that in the following weeks the mobile application ‘ATU Taxi’ will also be ready, which constitutes a fundamental tool for users and drivers of the independent taxi service, taxi remisse and taxi station, “all of them authorized by the Urban Transport Authority”.

In the context of the covid-19 pandemic, the official announced that the standard of payment with QR code – a way that avoids contact between driver and passenger and the exchange of coins or bills – “also begins in 45 days and is implemented in 90 days”.

“We have to advance in technology in contactless payment ”, emphasized.

In addition, he said that 100% of the concession areas will be acquired and delivered to the MTC “so that they can be delivered to the concessionaire of Line 2 of the Lima Metro.”


He referred that the implementation of the security platform that will govern the unique collection system It will be complete in 120 days and that the design and gradual implementation of segregated lanes in the complementary corridors will begin in 60 days.

The bidding processes that will make it possible to complete the packages of the complementary corridors will begin in 60 days, while in the same period the development of Line 3 and Line 4 projects, “As long as the budget is enabled,” he said.


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