This Thursday, October 14, the elected officials of Toulouse Métropole voted (except for a few elected EELV and the abstention of the Insoumis) the participation of 616 million for the entire GPSO project, Bordeaux-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Dax. It will undoubtedly be 100 million less with the derogatory taxation that the communities must obtain to reduce their bill. This represents 12.5 million euros annually for 40 years. “On an annual budget of 1.2 billion euros, it is largely in our strings», Reassures the president of the agglomeration.
No plan B if the Aquitains derail
What worries Jean-Luc Moudenc a little more is the attitude of elected officials in Aquitaine, some reluctant to take out the checkbook for this project. The elected Toulouse representative wants to be reassuring. “We’re on the right track. The Aquitaine communities must now finish discussing “, insists Jean-Luc Moudenc. But the schedule is tight, there is still “a few weeks before the financing plan is sent to the Council of State and the order is then taken by the government”, specifies the chosen one. According to the LOM law, the government must take an ordinance by April 2022 and the Prime Minister had specified from then on, the work would begin in 2024.
Jean-Luc Moudenc said “do not consider the hypothesis” according to which the communities of Aquitaine would not have the appointment. “We, the communities of Midi-Pyrénées at the time, we contributed some 300 million euros to the financing of Tours-Bordeaux. Why? Because it was recorded in writing that the Tours- Bordeaux was only a first stage of the Tour-Toulouse, until Toulouse and also the Bordeaux and Dax branch “, says Jean-Luc Moudenc.
The mayor of Toulouse believes that it is possible “to trust them so that within the next few weeks all this will be overcome.” The president of Toulouse Métropole is based on the statements this Thursday morning of the president of the metropolis of Bordeaux Alain Aziani who indicates that he will present a deliberation soon. “There are going to be dominoes going to happen”, thinks Jean-Luc Moudenc.
The Bordeaux-Toulouse LGV will allow people from Toulouse to reach the neighboring Garonne in one hour and the capital in just over three hours.