Citizens were given reports on social networks showing how the inspectors of the Institute of Sustainable Mobility of Baja California (IMOS), led by Jorge Alberto Gutiérrez Topete, harassed and limited the activity of public transportation in the Tramo de la Muerte in Ensenada. We call on the governor to stop the hunt against workers who seek to bring sustenance to their homes, said Humberto Valdés Romero, president of the Federation of Transportation and Experiences on Wine Routes in Baja California (FETRAEX). He explained that in the 6.2-kilometer transformation of the Tramo de la Muerte, which was built for more than two years, the public transportation companies that transport thousands of citizens every day were arrested and fined for the alternative route, without absolutely any criteria on the part of IMOS.
“It is unbelievable that after the federal government was the one that completely contradicted the movement of the Tramo de la Muerte and that an alternate route was able to give it greater fluidity, now this possibility is denied to at least 20 thousand citizens in all the days they have to use public transportation because IMOS happened that they have to fine and arrest units for using that means of communication,” he said. Valdés Romero pointed out that there are videos that show how inspectors stop Alternate Route buses, fine them, and detain them for a long time, punishing citizens and attacking competition in the transport sector of Ensenada. “We are critical of the actions of IMOS; we have already stated a few days ago that this institute, which is not in the law, is a collection tool, which has created serious losses in a productive sector that employs Ensenada for at least 12 thousand families directly and about 40 thousand indirectly,” he said.
The leader of the transporters called on the governor, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, to instruct his director to suspend what the transporters identified as a permanent hunt to raise resources for the state. In addition, he said, they requested a hearing from the president of the Congress of Baja California to request that the law of transportation of the state be homologated with the federal law and that, in turn, they work with the councils of the city of modernization.
of municipal traffic regulations, so that IMOS will do the same to make its own regulations and stop acting outside the law. He pointed out that they will go to the final results to prevent the sector from continuing to be harassed and hit, thus seeking to recover the little competition that has been lost since the creation of IMOS in Baja California.