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The functions corresponding to the ATM are those set out below:

1. Planning of infrastructures and services.

1.1 Planning of collective public transport infrastructures and programming of those which have to be executed within a time horizon of ten years, defining their characteristics, programming the investments, proposing the funding agreements to be signed and the supervision of the corresponding projects to the effects of verifying the fulfilment of the objectives of the planning process, and specifically the drafting of the planning instruments for the coordination of the Metropolitan Collective Public Transport System (SMTPC), including the Intermodal Transport Plan, if appropriate.

1.2 Drafting of the investment programmes for the pluriannual periods and consequent proposal of the Infrastructure Funding Agreements to be signed between the AGE and the Government of Catalonia, and also of the instruments which give coverage to the execution of any other investments which may be carried out by means of other formulas.

1.3 Monitoring of the execution of investments in progress in the system provided for in the programming instruments, whether executed charged to any Infrastructure Funding Agreements signed by the AGE and the Government of Catalonia or under other funding formulas.

1.4 Planning of services and establishment of programmes of coordinated exploitation for all the companies which provide them, and observation of the evolution of the global travel market, with particular attention to the monitoring of the behaviour of private transport.

2. Relations with collective transport operators.

Conclusion, by delegation or jointly with the entities in charge of the services, of contract programmes or other types of agreements with the provider companies of public transport services within their territorial scope.

2.2 Drafting of the contract programmes to be signed between the ATM and the operators.

2.3 Monitoring of the management agreements and contracts of all the private and public companies of the Metropolitan Collective Public Transport System.

2.4 Monitoring of the evolution and fulfilment of the current contract programmes with Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

2.5 Drafting of proposals of agreements with the RENFE company relating to the integration of its Barcelona local train services into the Metropolitan Collective Public Transport System.

3. Funding of the system by the administrations.

3.1 Drafting of the proposals of funding agreements with the various public administrations responsible for funding public transport, with definition of the contributions of budget resources to the system.

3.2 Conclusion of the funding agreements with the public administrations to subsidise the deficit of the services and operating expenses of the management structure.

3.3 Control of revenues, costs and investments of the service provider companies to the effect of the provisions of the previous sections.

4. Organisation of fares.

4.1 Joint exercise of the powers of the administrations responsible for collective transport over their own fares, including single dialogue of the system with the economic administration.

4.2 Drafting and approval of a common fare framework within a funding policy which will define the degree of coverage of costs by fare revenues and the definition of the integrated fare system, and also of the General Use Conditions of transport tickets in all the systems, with powers in relation with transport tickets for their suspension, retention and disqualification for future re-editions.

4.3 Proprietorship of the fare revenues for combined tickets and appropriate distribution among the operators.

5. Communication.

5.1 Dissemination of the corporate image of the Metropolitan Collective Public Transport System and of the ATM itself with total respect for and compatibility with those of the responsible entities and operators.

5.2 Execution of communication campaigns with the aim of promoting the use of the said system by the population.

5.3 Publicity, information and relations with users.

6. Future regulatory framework.

6.1 Study and drafting of proposals to present to the syndicated administrations, individually or by way of the groups or bodies which represent them within the ATM, of adaptation of the regulatory framework in order to enable the consortium to exercise the attributions provided for within the framework of their competences.

6.2 Exercise of the administrative competences in regard to the organisation of any services within their territorial scope which the signatory public administrations of the Framework Agreement of 28 July 1995 and the syndicated entities may decide to attribute to it.

6.3 Establishment of relations with the other administrations with a view to better fulfilment of the functions attributed to the ATM in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation.

6.4 Participation in international projects related with the ATM’s functions which may provide improvements in know-how or management of the ATM’s own services.

7. Other mobility-related functions.

7.1 Drafting, processing and evaluation of the mobility steering plans.

7.2 Issuance of reports regarding the urban mobility plans, the services plans and the mobility evaluation studies generated.

7.3 Application and funding of measures for rational use of private vehicles, without prejudice to the competences of the Autonomous Community and local administrations.

7.4 Drafting and funding of proposals for rational use of public thoroughfares and spaces, in aspects such as parking, pedestrian areas or implantation of lanes reserved for public transport or bicycles, without prejudice to the competences of the Autonomous Community and local administrations.

7.5 Promotion of the culture of sustainable mobility among the citizens.

7.6 Any other function in mobility matters which may be attributed to it by the current legislation.

8. Any other function which may be entrusted to it by the syndicated entities in accordance with the current regulations, in the matters which constitute the ATM’s functions.

9. The function of paragraph 6.4 may be performed within the territorial scope of the corresponding project, while the scope of action of the other above-mentioned functions will be that provided for in Article 1.


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