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      Lisbon to have €10, seven-day travel pass in April



                                                                                Public transport in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) is to have a €10,
                                                                                Public transport in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) is to have a €10,
                                                                                Public transport in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) is to have a €10,
                                                                                Public transport in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) is to have a €10,
                                                                                Public transport in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) is to have a €10,
                                                                                seven-day travel pass in April to ensure a smooth change-over to the new
                                                                                seven-day travel pass in April to ensure a smooth change-over to the new
                                                                                seven-day travel pass in April to ensure a smooth change-over to the new
                                                                                seven-day travel pass in April to ensure a smooth change-over to the new
                                                                                seven-day travel pass in April to ensure a smooth change-over to the new
                                                                                metropolitan tariff system.
                                                                                metropolitan tariff system.
                                                                                metropolitan tariff system.
                                                                                metropolitan tariff system.
                                                                                metropolitan tariff system.
                                                                                       ccording to an   being sold from 8 April  two settings: the
                                                                                       AML statement, it  2019 until the end of that  ‘Navegante Municipal’
                                                                                       will “approve the  month.”               which will cost €30,
                                                                                Acreation, during       The government and the  allowing travel within
                                                                                April and transiently to  mayors of the area on  each municipality, and the
                                                                                users with a 30-day card  Monday are to sign    ‘Navegante
                                                                                of the same month, of a  contracts for a single pass  Metropolitano’ which will
                                                                                card equivalent to the  in the 18 municipalities of  cost €40, allowing travel
                                                                                subway pass”.           AML, which is set to cost a  throughout the
                                                                                According to the        maximum of €40.         metropolitan area.
                                                                                document, the travel pass  This single pass will end  The new card, which can
                                                                                will be valid for seven  hundreds of combined   be bought from 26 March,
                                                                                days, “to be effective after  cards that currently exist  will be monthly (valid for
      Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina unveils the new travel pass for the capital.  the expiry date of the 30-  for the use of collective  one month from the first
      Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina unveils the new travel pass for the capital.
      Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina unveils the new travel pass for the capital.
      Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina unveils the new travel pass for the capital.
      Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina unveils the new travel pass for the capital.
      (Photo: Lusa/Mário Cruz)
      (Photo: Lusa/Mário Cruz)                                                  day card and is to start  transport and will have  day).                              TPN/Lusa
      (Photo: Lusa/Mário Cruz)
      (Photo: Lusa/Mário Cruz)
      (Photo: Lusa/Mário Cruz)
      Alentejo go-slow protest highlights dire state of interior’s roads
        Around 100 drivers gathered to  protests crawled through his  Under the motto ‘Together for  repairs heard, slowly picking up  of the region’s roads “penalises
      stage a go-slow protest in the  county, Barrancos mayor João  better accessibility’, participants  fellow supporters as they crawled  us a lot because we are far from
      Alentejo on Monday, to draw   Serranito Nunes argued that  called for structural works on  through the succession of  everything” and “every day” it faces
      attention to the degradation of  recent decades have seen only  national roads 258, 385, 386 and  counties.          great difficulties “to attract tourists
      the region’s roads, stemming  “successive patch-ups that do not  387 and on regional road 258,  According to the mayor of  or to establish companies that,
      from what the protestors deemed  solve anything” but “exacerbate  considering that the current state  Barrancos, the initiative intended  later down the line, cannot
      “decades of abandonment”.     the discomfort of those who drive”.  of these roads “jeopardises road  to warn the government “that there  distribute their products”.
        The go-slow was staged on    The morning march was       safety” and is “an obstacle to  is no chance of reviving or living in  The people of Barrancos “feel
      Sunday between the            promoted by the municipalities of  development and investment” for  the interior” if there is no “decent  scorned for being isolated and
      municipalities of Vidigueira and  Barrancos, Moura, Mourão and  the municipalities.     access or good accessibility”.  unable to leave” the county
      Barrancos, in protest against the  Vidigueira as a form of protesting  Setting off at around 9.40am  “This is decades of neglect. This  “properly”, he said, reiterating:
      poor state of local roads, the fruit  against the state of degradation  the caravan inched along a 90  is a problem that is not exclusive  “The fact that we are remote and
      of “decades” of abandonment,  of the roads that serve the  kilometre route at 20km/h to get  to Barrancos, but all along the  have few people does not mean
      participants said.            municipalities and “in defence of  their message against potholes,  border with Spain”, the Barrancos  we do not have the same rights
        Speaking as the caravan of  better accessibility”.       depleted surfaces and poor   Mayor slammed, adding the state  as the rest of Portugal”.
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