President of the Republic promulgates authorization for the Government to legislate on cabs


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The President of the Republic promulgated the Parliament’s decree authorizing the Government to approve a new legal regime for public service passenger transportation in cabs, according to a note published today on the Presidency’s website.

After the authorization of the parliament and promulgation by the President of the Republic, the Government can now approve a new legal regime for the cab sector, which foresees, among other measures, the aggregation of municipalities to end the return tariff and reduce prices, besides making quotas more flexible and investing in digitalization.

According to the government’s draft decree-law, which was attached to the authorization request submitted to parliament, licenses held by cab operators may now be managed at the inter-municipal level.

Through this aggregation of counties – two or three, for example – it will be possible to obtain a cheaper service, since the return fare ends.

There will be specific fares at airports or cruise terminals or those with a strong tourist attraction, in addition to fares for festive dates such as Christmas or New Year’s Eve, and also intercity fares.

The tariff scheme will have to be updated within one year of the law coming into effect.

The proposal defines, on the other hand, that cab services can be provided through “dedicated service platforms or that aggregate other mobility and transport services, provided that the activities are properly segregated.

When they are electronic, “they must make final price estimates available to the consumer, in accordance with the established tariff formation rules.

The authorization for the Government to approve a new regime for the cab sector was approved on May 26 by the Portuguese Parliament, with the votes in favor of PS, PCP, BE and Livre, and the abstention of PSD, Chega, IL and PAN.

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