Buenos Aires commuter routes return to state control

first_imgARGENTINA: By means of a government resolution published on August 21, operation of the Roca, San Martín and Belgrano Sur commuter networks in Buenos Aires is to be transferred to federal railway operating company SOFSE. A new operating agreement is to be concluded within 90 days.Federal railway infrastructure company ADIF SE will be responsible for executing infrastructure projects, with the exception of those currently being undertaken by UGOFE. Formed by suburban concessionaires Ferrovías and Metrovías, UGOFE has been responsible for operating the San Martín route since 2004 and the Roca and Belgrano Sur networks since 2007, after the concessions held by Metropolitano were revoked by the government. Ferrovías holds the concession to operate the Belgrano Norte route, while the Urquiza line is operated by Buenos Aires metro concessionaire Metrovías. Since the government revoked the concession held by Trenes de Buenos Aires in 2012, the Mitre and Sarmiento networks have been operated by UGOMS.last_img read more


IN MEMORIAM: Family observes remembrance mass, celebration of lost fisherman

first_img DeLaLastra1WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer PRESS staff reportPhotos by Sergio TreviñoJuly 7 marked the 27th anniversary of the deaths of Gustavo de la Lastra and Jose Edwardo de la Lastra. Their family, who donated the Cristo de los Pescadores statue at Isla Blanca Park in their honor, gathered there to hold a memorial mass and celebration for the two men.The memorial has become a yearly ritual for the family, and this year was no different. The memorial service included the playing of a corrido that tells the story of the two fishermen, as well as the release of dozens of balloons into the air in a symbolic gesture of the release of the spirits of fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.The statue, which was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association, bears an inscription which reads, “Father! Receive the souls of these brave fishermen who have sailed through this pass and never returned.” Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. DeLaLastra2WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra3WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra5WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer center_img Share DeLaLastra6WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra4WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer Related30 Years: De la Lastra family remembers fallen fishermenBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] It’s been 30 years since the de la Lastra brothers went to sea and never returned. But, for their mother, their family and their friends, memories of their jovial attitudes and happy natures remain fresh. Jose Eduardo and Gustavo de la Lastra were…July 13, 2018In “Gallery”Oblate Memorial Prayer Garden plannedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish is building a Memorial Prayer Garden to pay tribute to the Oblate Priests and Brothers who served the Port Isabel Community from 1849 until 2012. The garden will feature a mural of the historic silhouette of the…May 26, 2017In “News”Friedman memorial to be unveiledSpecial to the PRESS The Friedman Family, Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and the City Commissioners invite the public to attend the unveiling of a monument in memory of the late Barbara J. Friedman. A statue, donated by the Friedman Family, will be placed on the Light House Square…January 23, 2012In “News”last_img read more