Toll rates, controversy around Caroline Cayeux and “energy sobriety” … Le 8h30 franceinfo by Clément Beaune

Clément Beaune, Minister Delegate in charge of Transport was the guest of 8:30 a.m. franceinfo, Friday, July 15. He answered questions from Lorrain Sénéchal and Jean-Jérôme Bertolus.

Train prices and tolls: “any help is good to take”

“Any boost to purchasing power is good to take”, declared Friday on franceinfo the Minister Delegate for Transport Clément Beaune after the main motorway networks decided to grant a 10% reduction to motorists who pay the toll by holiday vouchers, i.e. a maximum possible discount of 25 euros . Clément Beaune, had asked these motorway companies for a “gesture”.

The Minister of Transport will also “discuss” at the start of the school year with the SNCF “on the simplification of tariffs” and “other benefit measures”. Clément Beaune pleads for the railway group “developed” its reduced rates and promises to be “vigilant” on prices, while a tariff increase is possible in 2023 due to the rise in energy prices. “It’s not decided yet”, assures Clément Beaune.

Comment by Caroline Cayeux: “the political line” of the government is “equal rights”

Asked by franceinfo, Clément Beaune said he had “without any ambiguity” the “full reassurance of the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic” of “political line” of the government which is the one “of equality”, “Rights” and “advances that we have collectively conquered in the majority”. The Minister of Transport reaffirmed his commitment to gay rights after the interview at the Parisian/Today in France on Thursday, of his government colleague Caroline Cayeux, who ensures “to regret” his comments “stupid” of 2013 criticizing the opening of marriage to same-sex couples. “I have a lot of friends among these people. Frankly, it’s a bad trial that I’m being made and it upset me a lot”, she said in particular.

“Accelerate” on energy sobriety

“I am going to ask the major operators in the next few hours, I am thinking of the SNCF, the air sector, to say from the end of the summer what additional measures we can take to speed up in terms of lighting, of daily consumption, declared the Minister of Transport, the day after the call for “sobriety” energy from Emmanuel Macron to the French.

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