The measures taken for the transport of passengers by road by the government are insufficient
The sector of road passenger transport, both Discretionary, Tourist and Regular of special use in coaches are currently paralyzed by the coronavirus crisis (CODIV-19) that our country is suffering. According to data contrasted with associations, companies and government sources, 99% of tourist services have been canceled or postponed, 85% of companies in Spain have their fleets paralyzed, 100% of companies that carry out School transport is paralyzed in Spain.
How is the situation today?
Today the losses in companies are millionaire, since all companies have to pay:
- Light = € 360 / Month
- Water = € 130 / Quarterly
- Gas = € 536 / Bi-monthly
- Diesel = € 15.000 / Bi-monthly
- Taxes in general = € 100.000
- Rentals = € 6.000 / Monthly
- Vehicle bills = € 6.000 / Monthly
- Loans = € 9.000 / Month
- Cleaning = € 1.000 / Month
- Employees = € 26.900 / Monthly
- Other Expenses (Repairs) = € 100.000
- Total = € 264.926 / Monthly
These expenses that we have just shown you, are expenses of a single company with an average of 15 workers, accounting, if the coronavirus crisis lasts more than 5 months, the total cost amounts to € 794.778 (The operation is carried out for a total of 3 months). That is why Aetram (Association of Bus Transport Busers of Madrid) has demanded from the Spanish government new measures to reduce the impact on companies and thus be able to survive this epidemic.
What does AETRAM think about this crisis?
Faced with this extreme situation that threatens the survival of companies, Aetram requests the adoption of measures, also extreme, that help the company to survive without being doomed to disappearance.In this regard, the following are considered as appropriate measures: deductions, exemptions, deferrals of fiscal and social order (deferrals without interest of VAT payments and tax debts), lines of credit without interest, deferral compliance of pending payments in school transport contracts and updating of delayed payments from Public Administrations to the Sector, temporary cancellation of insurance payments for paralyzed fleets, loan deferrals, exemptions to social security contributions and establishment of an abbreviated Ertes management procedure with reduction of terms and procedures thereof (communication and negotiation), among others.