CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – TRANSPORTS – OPENING OF COACH LINES – OPINION OF THE FRENCH REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR RAIL AND ROAD ACTIVITIES – CONTROL OF THE JUDGE

Economic balance of public services: The French Supreme Administrative Court approves for the first time an opinion of the French Regulatory Authority for Rail and Road Activities stating that the opening of new coach lines does not substantially impairs the economic balance of existing transport public services (Région Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On this occasion, the Council of State validates the method chosen by ARAFER to verify whether or not the opening of the coach route substantially undermines the economic equilibrium of the public transport service already organised by the transport organising authority and likely to be in competition. Background to the Litigation Article 5 of Law No. 2015-990 of 6 August 2015 for growth, activity and equal economic opportunities, which inserted Articles L. 3111-17 et seq. into the Transport Code, sought to open up public passenger transport services by coach to competition. Thus, pursuant to Article L. 3111-17 of the Transport Code, any public road

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Mélodie Lenglart, Economic balance of public services: The French Supreme Administrative Court approves for the first time an opinion of the French Regulatory Authority for Rail and Road Activities stating that the opening of new coach lines does not substantially impairs the economic balance of existing transport public services (Région Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes), 23 December 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83965, pp. 178-180

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