Public transport company, Carris, will be looking at getting a new face-lift as it is transitioning into a semi-privatisation.
It is reported that 55 of the company’s buses will be renovated over the next two years in the process. This comes as a matter of urgency as nine percent of the company’s 622 buses are aged between 16 and 18 years. This is the maximum age limit for a bus.
Sérgio Silva Monteiro, Portugal’s minister of transport said that the semi-privatisation of Carris and underground partner Metro de Lisboa will be concluded by the end of July.
However, this privatisation is not permanent and they looking at the companies returning to state control within the next 10 years again. Also, they said that this should not affect the fare of transport in anyway.
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