The Girona Area Public Transport Consortium, the Girona Territorial Transport Authority or ATMG (Autoridad Territorial de Movilidad Girona), is a body governed by public law with legal personality and its own assets created under the aegis of Article 20 of Law 9/2003 of 13 June on transportation; Article 55.1 of Law 13/1989 of 14 December on the legal organisation, procedures and regulations of the Government of Catalonia; and Article 6 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November on regulations governing public bodies and common governmental procedure.
The consortium is comprised of different governmental bodies (membership is voluntary and for an indefinite period) with the purpose of coordinating public transport for users in the counties of Gironès, La Selva, El Pla de l’Estany, L’Alt Empordà, El Baix Empordà, El Ripollès and La Garrotxa, and in order to fulfil the other purposes stipulated in the body’s statutes.
The members that make up the Girona Area Public Transport Consortium of the Girona Territorial Transport Authority (ATMG) include the Government of Catalonia, and the county and municipal councils listed in the appendix to the ATMG statutes.
AGREEMENT CPT/73/2006 of 25 July constituted the Girona Area Public Transport Consortium and approves its statutes. This agreement is published in Official Bulletin of the Government of Catalonia (DOGC) number 4696 of 11 August 2006.
The consortium was constituted to coordinate public transport for users in the territory made up of the various municipalities in the region.
Members of the Girona Area Public Transport Consortium
The Girona Area Public Transport Consortium is comprised of:
Cassà de la Selva
Cervià de Ter
Cornellà de Terri
Fornells de la Selva
La Cellera de Ter
Maçanet de la Selva
Palol de Revardit
Riudellots de la Selva
Sant Andreu Salou
Sant Aniol de Finestretes
Sant Hilari Sacalm
Sant Joan de Mollet
Sant Jordi Desvalls
Sant Julià de Ramis
Sant Martí de Llémena
Sant Martí Vell
Santa Coloma de Farners
Sarrià de Ter
Customer Service Centre
Girona Area ATM
Pl. Espanya, s/n
17002 - Girona
Girona Area ATM
Pl. Pompeu Fabra, 1 (Office of the Generalitat, Girona)
17002 – Girona
Tel. +34 900 828 409 (from 9am to 2pm)
El Consorci del Transport Públic de l’àrea de Girona està format pels següents òrgans de govern, gestió i consulta.
The bodies of the consortium are as follows:
a) Governing body:
Board of Directors
b) Administrative body:
c) Consulting and participative body:
Territorial Transport Board of the ATMG
d) Advisory bodies:
Public Transport Operator Technical Committee
Legal Advisory Committee
Technical Advisory Committee
Financial Advisory Committee
President: This is the minister of Territory and Sustainability or a representative designated by that minister.
Board of Directors: This is the governing body of the consortium. There are thirteen original members, twelve full members representing the twelve autonomous and local councils and one member from the state government as an observer with a voice but no vote.
Executive Committee: This is a smaller body which directs and governs the consortium comprised of eight members who must be members of the board of directors.
Gerent Manager: The general manager handles the day-to-day administration of the consortium and is selected by the board of directors based on the president’s nomination.
Consulting and participative bodies
Territorial Transport Board of the ATMG: This is the advisory body for social and civic participation on the operation of the public transport system and transport for users within the area of competence of the ATMG.
Public Transport Operator Technical Committee: This body advises the consortium on technical and financial matters. It is comprised of a representative from each of the public or private operators which provides public transport service.
Legal, Technical, and Financial Advisory Committees: These committees advise and provide assistance on any legal, technical, or financial matters which the executive bodies of the consortium may require.
Office of secretary
According to the statutes, the consortium must have an office of secretary, the representative of which acts as secretary of the administrative board and the executive commitee.
The functions of the consortium – in all cases limited to the consortium’s area of operation – are as follows:
- a) To create proposals for the planning of public transport services and to establish coordinated operational programmes for all public and private operators who provide such services.
- b) To draft proposals for the planning of public transport infrastructure.
- c) To draft, put into operation and evaluate transit development plans.
- d) To produce reports on urban mobility plans, service plans and the evaluation studies of mobility generated in the region.
- e) To establish a fare policy for the public transport systems in the consortium including defining the project for a new model of common fare system, implementing it, and monitoring its phases of development, if applicable.
- f) To analyse and study the evolution of the global mobility market with a special focus on tracking trends in the use of public and private transport.
- g) To design a financing policy to offset the lack of services and the operational expenses of the management structure.
- h) To create a corporate image of the collective public transport system and of the consortium itself that demonstrates full respect for and compatibility with the users and operators.
- i) To conduct publicity campaigns for the purpose of promoting the use of public transport systems among the population.
- j) To foster a culture of sustainable mobility among the citizens of the region.
- k) To draw up proposals to improve transport safety.
- l) To draft proposals for the coordination of rail operators in relation to the integration of rail services in the collective public transport system.
- m) To establish relationships with other administrative bodies to better perform the functions of the consortium in accordance with the Statutes.
- n) To apply and finance measures for the rational use of private vehicles.
- o) To draw up and finance proposals for the rational use of roads and public spaces in relation to aspects such as parking, pedestrian zones and the implementation of lanes reserved for public transport or cyclists.
The organisations that make up the consortium may also decide that the consortium should assume functions in other complementary matters, without affecting the functions stated above.
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