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Decree Law No. 6-B/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 10/2021, Series I of 2021-01-15
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 6-B/2021
  • Pages: 31-(2) a 31-(4)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the scheme laying down the procedures for the allocation of funding and compensation to key transport operators in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by extending its application.

What is going to change?

The rules for allocating funding and compensation to key transport operators in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are extended until the end of 2021.

Programme funds can be used to fund public transport services:

    • Support for Tariff Reduction (PART) programmes,
    • Support for Densification and Strengthening of Public Transport Offering (PROTransp) programme.

Compensatory allowances for the "pass 4_18@escola.tp", "pass sub23@superior.tp" and "Social+ pass" can be used for the same purpose.

Compensation is payable to passenger transport operators for the performance of essential public transport services.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law, by extending until the end of 2021 the application of the rules on the allocation of funding and compensation to transport operators:

    • it enables them to guarantee the obligations inherent in the provision of public passenger transport services;
    • it responds to public health constraints and determinations and their effects on the sustainability of the transport sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also ensures the mobility of citizens by maintaining public passenger transport services and ensures mechanisms to promote the sustainability of passenger transport companies.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 16 January and takes effect from 1 January 2021.

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