RONDA’s countryside will be left incommunicado after the liberalisation of bus services in 2012, claim Andaluz nationalists.
The left-leaning Partido Andalucista (PA) has calculated that the looming withdrawal of state subsidies will cut off at least 15 of the 21 Serrania de Ronda villages.
This would leave around 15,000 people, most of them elderly, without public transport.
PA has proposed setting up a public transport consortium similar to those working in Malaga and Seville to keep the villages connected.
As most of the rural bus services lose money, private bus companies operate them only as long as the government meets their costs.
Ronda had been governed by PA until 2007, when its current mayor Antonio Maria Lara defected to the socialists.
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