Toulouse: are Tisséo’s decisions since this summer illegal?
The recent decisions taken by Tisséo Collectivités are illegal, affirms the Collective Info Actions 3rd line. Jean-Michel Lattes, president of Tisséo Collectivités, denies and produces a letter from the prefect giving the transport organizing authority a deadline to modify its statutes in application of the new Lom law on mobility.
“It’s a thunderclap,” assures Richard Mebaoudj, spokesperson for the Infos Actions 3 collective.e line: “Tisséo is in an irregular situation because of one of its members, the SITPRT (an intercommunal union of the north and the west of Toulouse). All the decisions voted since last July must be withdrawn because illegal”, assures the collective in a press release titled “Holes in the racket”.
“Not at all”, retorts Jean-Michel Lattes. The boss of the organizing authority for transport in the Toulouse metropolitan area seems to think that the thunderclap is rather pschitt: “The Lom law (new law on mobility, Editor’s note) has certainly changed the skills in terms of mobility, which eventually lead to a questioning of the SITPRT, but the prefect allowed to continue as is, by letter, and gave a deadline. communities of municipalities (in the same territory), we will have to modify the statutes of Tisséo, but , in the meantime, the deliberations taken by Tisséo since this summer are quite legal, ”says the Toulouse transport boss. And Jean-Michel Lattes drives the point home, citing the prefect’s letter dated March 31, 2021: “The SITPRT can continue to organize the existing transport services through its membership in the SMTC (mixed transport union or Tisséo Collectivités) subject to not substantially modifying them “.
In the same press release, the collective also mentioned an opinion from the CNPN (National Council for the Protection of Nature) on the CLB metro project (connection line B) to Labège and criticized the public inquiry procedure carried out on this same CLB. For Jean-Michel Lattes, the CNPN then gave a favorable opinion to the project because “we responded positively to its requests”, while the procedure followed for the public inquiry “is that, normal, recommended by the Code of public environmental inquiry “.
As for the assertion of Richard Mebaoudj, according to which “the metro harms the environment”, it leaves speechless the president of Tisséo Collectivités and Tisséo Engineering: “What answer to such an assertion while the 3e line will remove some 90,000 vehicles / day on the surface “, continued Jean-Michel Lattes, who wonders:” Mr. Mebaoudj is in charge of three groups, against the Tour Occitanie project, for the defense of pedestrians and, recently, against the metro; is it perhaps a lot for one man? “.