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Decree Law No. 121/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 160/2019, Series I of 2019-08-22
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 121/2019
  • Pages: 40 - 46

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law establishes the legal scheme of the local metropolitan mobility and transports companies in the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto.

What is going to change?

The metropolitan area of Lisbon and the metropolitan area of Porto are authorized to incorporate local companies on the mobility and transports areas, which scheme is regulated by this diploma.

These companies pursue transports authority competences regarding the transport of passengers public services developed on the correspondent territorial areas, such as the development, provision and management of an integrated ticketing system for all operations of the transport of passengers public service in the correspondent metropolitan area, to the development, management and exploitation of parking and urban mobility solutions, also supporting the metropolitan areas on the organization, planning, development and articulation of the transport of passengers public service’s networks and lines.

With the incorporation of the companies envisaged in this diploma, the complementary groups of companies will be dissolved: OTLIS - Transports Operations of the Lisbon Region, ACE (OTLIS) and TIP - Intermodal Transports of Porto, ACE (TIP), considering the competences now recognized to the metropolitan companies to be incorporated.

The correspondent assets are transferred to the local metropolitan mobility and transports companies to be incorporated, also transferring the employment contracts of the OTLIS and TIP’s employees.

What advantages does it bring?

The solution presents an increase in the quality of the transport of passengers service and allows a greater economic rationale regarding the management of the intermodal ticketing.

When does it enter into force?

On the day following its publication.

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