Jorge Delgado held a press conference in Esposende where, speaking to reporters, he announced the government’s decision not to raise public transport fares in 2023.
“Of course, there are problems, and that’s why we’re here. But I also think a huge, giant step has been taken in recent years to help improve mobility for everyone,” he said.
Portugal’s Secretary of State for Infrastructure emphasized the government’s active work creating the “Support Program for Reducing the Cost of Public Transport (PART)”. This program includes a package of measures aimed at reducing the cost of travel on public transport, which, in turn, should lead to an increase in demand for travel and the purchase of travel tickets.
However, the official admitted that “there is still a lot to be done” to improve the transport networks’ physical condition and renew the vehicle fleets.