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SI17_SI0_Road Transport Act_2006

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Zakon o prevozih v cestnem prometu
Name of the document (English) Road Transport Act
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2006
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport Directorate
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Description The introduction of the uniform travel card represents one form of the integration of several different transport services (train, intercity bus, city bus).
Major objectives Objectives:
1. laying down the ways and conditions for the transport of passengers and goods within the internal and international road transport,
2. determining the authorities responsible for the implementation and supervision over the implementation of the act itself (2/2)
Short Summary The Road Transport Act lays down the ways and conditions for the transport of passengers and goods within the internal and international road transport, and determines the authorities responsible for the implementation and supervision over the implementation of the act itself. The act refers to road transport as a (public) service therefore, the provisions of this act do not apply to transport for personal needs.

The law states that the ministry in charge of transport is among others responsible for:
- assuring the services of general interest related to road transport,
- drafting, lading and implementing the road transport policy and legislation,
- supervising the use of governmental funds intended for the implementation and provision of transport services,
- subsidizing the transport for students and pupils
- keeping the register of international and domestic routes and schedules,
- developing and financing the public transport services, determining the prices, and professionally supervising the service providers,
- preparing the expert basis and defining the standards of minimum accessibility to public transport,
- implementing the procedures related to the concession granting

Objectives:
1. laying down the ways and conditions for the transport of passengers and goods within the internal and international road transport,
2. determining the authorities responsible for the implementation and supervision over the implementation of the act itself

Regarding the public transport, the document states that the regular passenger service in the road transport may only be performed by busses, and should be accessible to all passengers.

Services of road public transport are provided by concessioners, with who have to assure the provision of services according to the concession act, the content which is determined by the government. The act defines the concession routes, the ways of aligning various timetables, financing, the quality of the services etc. Before awarding the concessions, the responsible governmental office evaluates the transport needs and forms the timetables accordingly. The transport act also predicts the introduction of the universal travel tickets (travelcards).

The document also provides the rules on the car taxi service and shuttle transport. The last is only permitted to provide transport services to or from airports. The act also defines the so called transport on call, which can be provided and available locally as a form of SGI if the initiative is given by the local community or more communities. According to the act public transport service is also provided for patients, who need to be taken to a regular health treatment (e.g. dialysis patients).
Centralised/decentralised non applicable
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