Municipalities, “as transport authorities”, will have the possibility “to enter into agreements, embodied in inter-administrative contracts of delegation or sharing of competences, to organise the market for taxi transport services, at an inter-municipal level”.

The information is contained in the final report written by the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT) at the end of 2021 and which has only now been made public after a request from the Liberal Initiative, reports Público. The IMT also advocates the evaluation, every two years, of the maximum number of licenses allocated (contingent), in order to make “the necessary adjustments between supply and demand”.

The new legislation on the taxi sector is expected to come into force in 2023, according to the State Budget report for next year. Also in 2023, the new rules for the transport of passengers in uncharacterised vehicles, known as the “Uber law”, should come into force.