MWC Metro Mayhem: Taxi!

5:15 AM -- Going to Mobile World Congress 2012? Then best pack your favorite regional expletive and some good walking shoes because it looks like there will be a public transportation strike in Barcelona during the week of Mobile World Congress.

That's right. Barcelona's metro and bus workers have decided to go on strike during week of March 27, when more than 60,000 mobile industry professionals are set to populate the city.

The event's organizer, the GSM Association (GSMA) , is on the case...

"The metro and bus workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, have announced plans to strike during the GSMA Mobile World Congress taking place 27 February – 1 March 2012. This planned strike could potentially impact public transportation in Barcelona, including buses and metro, across the four days of the event."

And apart from attracting every unlicensed taxi driver from the Iberian peninsula to the Catalan capital, this means what exactly? "The GSMA understands that this could present a significant concern for attendees of Mobile World Congress."

Correctamundo, especially for those not staying within a few miles of the show.

"We are currently working with authorities from the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia to assess this situation and to develop contingency plans to address this issue. We will provide additional information as it becomes available."

The upside? The number of bag thefts on the metro system will drop significantly this year...

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 5:43:05 PM
re: MWC Metro Mayhem: Taxi!

You might as well have MWC here in Texas.

The main difference would be that all of our pickpockets happen to be elected officials so they won't actually victimize you until you own property or try to start a business.

digits 12/5/2012 | 5:43:03 PM
re: MWC Metro Mayhem: Taxi!

So where will you go now they are throwing you out of Texas?

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