The National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) submitted to public consultation a preliminary regulatory impact analysis on the improvement of ANTT’s assessment framework of railway services under concession. Nine regulatory alternatives were provided.

Public Consultation n.º 3/2022 from the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) seeks to collect public contributions on a preliminary regulatory impact analysis (RIA) concerning the need to regulate an assessment baseline for adequate railway services provision under concessions. The preliminary RIA stems from ANTT’s 2021-2022 Regulatory Agenda, which deemed the current framework for carrying out qualitative assessments of conceded railway services as incomplete.

The preliminary RIA provided nine regulatory alternatives (including the option not to regulate), varying according to three proposed solutions: the inclusion of new indicators to the concessionaire assessment process, the contracting (by ANTT) of a third-party audit as a complement to ANTT’s usual oversight, and the decentralization of data collection from ANTT’s SAFF system to the information system of each concessionaire. As detailed in the preliminary RIA, the ANTT prioritization suggests the adoption of regulatory alternative n.º 8 (the addition of new indicators, contracting of a third-party audit, and continuation of the SAFF system).

Contributions can be submitted through ANTT’s website until April 4. The preliminary RIA, technical note, and instructions for participation are available on that website.