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Common questions


What is ABASP?

A: ABASP (Association of Ticketing and Collection in Public Services for Collective Passenger Transport of the State of São Paulo) is a private, non-profit association created to support, promote and improve ticketing and collection activities in public transport of passengers, whether in the metro-rail system, system on tires or any other modes, with initial operations in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo and the possibility of expansion to other metropolitan regions and municipalities in the State of São Paulo._cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

What is ABASP's focus?

R: The focus of the entity's activities is to promote the best experience for passengers through the unification of ticketing and collection systems, allowing greater integration and access to mobility, allowing the diversification of payment methods and constant advancement of the technology adopted in the equipment. of its members. 
Another important objective is studies to improve ticketing and collection activities in public passenger transport services, in compliance with applicable legislation and regulations.

Which companies are part of ABASP today?

R: Currently, there are more than 40 (forty) concessionaires and permissionaires for metropolitan passenger transport, CPTM, Metro and municipalities of Taboão da Serra, Rio Grande da Serra, Arujá and Cotia.

How is the structure of the ABASP Council and Associates organized?

A: ABASP is currently composed of the Board of Directors (2 members), the Board of Directors (11 members), the Fiscal Council (3 members) and the Ticketing Technical Committee (7 members). Members are divided into four types: 
•    Founders: operators of the public tire transport service, in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo-RMSP, holding such condition by concession or permission.
•    Specials: CPTM and Metro make up this category, as providers of public transport services in vehicles on rails and adherent to the ABASP Ticketing System.
•    Adherents: operators of public transport services, by any modal, concessionaires and permissionaires contracted in the State of São Paulo or in the municipalities that comprise it.
•    Participants: other entities governed by private law, with legal or physical personality, that act with urban mobility and are approved by the Board of Directors.

How is the choice of the names that make up the statutory bodies of ABASP made? 

R: All the members of Organs statutory bodies have a fixed term of office of 03 (three) years, with the possibility of reappointment. The requirements for filling the positions are provided for in the institution's Internal Regulations, which detail the technical requirements and restrictions for occupying the positions.


Why was ABASP chosen by the Government of São Paulo to be the administrator of the ticketing system and means of payment for public transport in São Paulo?
A: ABASP was created with full transparency and approval from inspection and regulatory bodies to operate the ticketing and collection of public transport in São Paulo. ABASP responds and reports directly to the Government of São Paulo and has strategic suppliers to offer the best service to passengers on public transport in São Paulo. 
If the government of São Paulo changes command, will ABASP also have its contract broken? 

A: ABASP's commitment is to modernize the São Paulo transport system, regardless of management.


In addition to São Paulo, what are ABASP's other operations throughout the state and throughout Brazil? 

A: Our focus is on the modernization of the São Paulo transport system.

How was this process of analysis of ABASP's business by the Public Ministry and the São Paulo Court of Auditors?

A: It was a very detailed process where we put all our deals and contracts exposed to these entities. Based on our transparency in doing business, no problems were found, which resulted in the cases being closed.

How are hiring done at ABASP?
A: As it is a private law entity, it is not obliged to comply with the requirements of the bidding law. However, as it is a non-profit association, it must meet the requirements set out in its Purchasing and Contracting Regulations, with procedures that are more agile than the public sector, but as strict as the existing legislation.

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