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Decree Law No. 151/2019


Publication: Republic Diary No. 196/2019, Series I of 2019-10-11
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 151/2019
  • Pages: 2 - 13

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law:

    • implements the transfer of all the shares representing STCP's share capital from the State to the municipalities of Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Valongo and Vila Nova de Gaia.
    • transfers to the State the liabilities formed or in the process of being formed in relation to retirement or disability pension supplements for STCP's pensioners and employees.
What is going to change?

The succession of the municipality of Porto in the legal positions of the State and the metropolitan area of Porto ("AMP") as transport authorities for the purposes of the legal scheme of the public passenger transport service and, as well as in the contractual position of the State in the public service contract, in relation to the municipal passenger transport provided by STCP in the city of Porto, with all the inherent public authorities, rights and obligations.

The succession of the municipalities of Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Valongo and Vila Nova de Gaia in the legal positions of the State and of AMP as transport authorities for the purposes of the legal scheme of the public passenger transport service and also in the contractual position of the State in the public service contract, with regard to the inter-municipal passenger transport provided by STCP in the respective geographical areas, with all the inherent public authorities, rights and obligations.

This decree-law also transfers to the State the liabilities formed or in the process of being formed in relation to retirement or disability pension supplements for STCP's pensioners and employees.

What advantages does it bring?

The new management model aims to:

    • Raise the current levels of efficiency and sustainability in the development of public passenger transport services;
    • reinforce the promotion of environmental sustainability policies and the reduction of pollutant emissions, namely through the renewal of STCP's bus fleet with vehicles powered by natural gas, electricity or other forms of energy that may generate environmental gains.
When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 1 January 2020.

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