"As stated in the Explanatory Memorandum of Law 16/1987, of July 30, the transport sector, far from being characterized by the existence of permanent principles that postulate the prolonged continuity of the rules, as occurs in other sectors of the ordering, is framed in what has been called law-measure, in which the norms have to be characterized by their variability in order to regulate situations in which the reality that they try to regulate normally develops.
This characteristic of the world of transport obliges the bodies that have the competence to decide to keep in touch with the reality on which they intend to influence, and, in the case of this Island Council, also aware that this sector, taking into account of the jobs that it directly or indirectly generates, is of vital importance for the development of our economy and social well-being.
On the other hand, the experience of the Public Administrations traditionally competent in this matter indicates that it is necessary, as far as possible, that the measures adopted are previously agreed with the agents and sectors that intervene in this economic activity. This is what the AGE has done, with prior agreement being one of the informing principles of the recent modification that Law 16/1987, of July 30, has undergone by Law 29/2003, of October 8. The same example offers us the Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, which, prior to the establishment of any regulation that affects road transport, has been consulting the affected sector or sectors.
But it is not enough to emphasize the need to reach a consensus on transport policies with social agents. It is necessary to permanently institutionalize this principle of action, and under the provisions of article 54 of the Organic Regulation of this Corporation and article 130 of the Regulation of Organization, Operation, and Legal Regime of Local Entities, approved by Royal Decree 2568 / 1986, of November 28, the Insular Board of Land Transportation is established, in accordance with the following precepts:
Article 1.- The Insular Table of Land Transport is a body of advice, consultation and debate, with the character of a Sectorial Council, on matters that affect the operation of the island transport system and that fall within the competence of this Council, or, without being it, affect the interests of the island.
Article 2.- Its Chairman will be the Managing Director of the Transport Area.
The members will be democratically elected by the sector they are to represent, and will be the following:
- Two representatives of the public freight carriers.
- Two representatives of the travel agencies.
- Two representatives of the taxi sector.
- The concessionaire of regular public passenger transport.
- A representative of the discretionary sector of travelers.
- Two representatives of the Transport Operators.
- A representative of the driverless rental sector.
The Board Members of the Tourism and Transportation Information Commission may attend the sessions held by the Table as guests.
Likewise, the President may invite any person he deems appropriate in view of his experience, representativeness, professional solvency, etc. to form part of the Table on the occasion of the debate on any specific matter.
Article 3.- The Secretary of the Corporation or delegated official shall act as Secretary.
Article 4.- The Island Board will issue a report, in advance, on the following matters:
Proyectos de normas legales o reglamentarias para los que se solicite el parecer del Cabildo Insular.
Criterios sobre reparto de subvenciones.
Plan Insular del Transporte Terrestre: criterios para su elaboración y memoria de ejecución.
Memoria anual de gestión del Servicio de Transportes.
Establecimiento de Áreas de Prestación Conjunta para el servicio de autotaxis.
Cualquier otro asunto que el Presidente de la Mesa, o la Comisión Informativa de Turismo y Transportes estime conveniente someter a su consideración.
Artículo 5.- Las sesiones de la Mesa Insular del Transporte Terrestre serán convocadas con un mínimo de dos días de antelación.
Article 6.- The reports will not be binding. In the event that the decision-making body deviates from the criteria expressed by the Board, it must motivate the discrepancy.
The reports will be adopted by the favorable vote of the majority of the attendees, the President resolving the ties with his casting vote.
Article 7.- Being a member of the Insular Board is free of charge and will not give the right to any compensation, except for travel expenses in the amount legally established. "