Airport bus service to tourist hotspots announced by Algarve mayors
The Algarve’s mayors’ group has approved the opening of a tender for the creation of a bus service between Faro Airport and the region’s main tourist centres.
The group, AMAL, has been managing the Algarve’s transport system since 2016 and only now has decided that facilitating the transport of tourists to where they actually are staying might be a sensible idea.
To the detriment of taxi drivers, transfer companies and Uber, a tender will be launched to contract a single transport company to run a series of routes for five years to serve this tourist market.
The tender will not be launched until October 2018.
In addition to this new transport service for tourists, the network will include ‘a redefinition of the existing routes and schedules, improving travel options from inland to the coastal areas,” hope the region’s mayors.
This new road transport concession, states AMAL, “guarantees the improvement of environmental sustainability, with modern buses, more efficient buses in terms of energy consumption,” and not before time.
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