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Decree Law No. 169-A/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 230/2019, Series I of 2019-11-29
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 169-A/2019
  • Pages: 69-(2) a 69-(4)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the Legal Scheme of the Public Passenger Transport Service.

What is going to change?

The transport authorities are now be able to extend the contracts and provisional authorizations in force, when the pre-contractual procedures have been proven to have been initiated, through the approval of procedure documents and submission to the opinion of the Mobility and Transport Authority, not exceeding the maximum period of 2 years, in order to ensure the maintenance of the public service of passenger transport without risk of total breakdown of the service.

For supervision purposes, the transport authorities shall notify the Mobility and Transport Authority of the acts extending the term of the authorisations or contracts, as well as the previous administrative acts related to pre-contractual procedures.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law ensures the values of accessibility, inclusion, cohesion and sustainability that adapt public transport policies, ensuring the transition to the new models of decentralised management of the system in regulated competition mode.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the day following its publication, but takes legal effects to the 21th of November 2019.

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