FREE NOW has obtained the extension of the technical approval as operator of the digital alternative transport platform for another 2 years, the Romanian Digitization Authority claiming that it meets all the legal criteria to continue the activity in Romania. With the extension for a period of 2 years, FREE NOW now has the longest validity of the technical approval, until the end of 2023, company officials claim.
The technical approval regarding the alternative transport activities with car and driver, introduced in Romania by GEO no. 49/2019, certifies the development in legal conditions of the activity of passenger transport and provides for the fulfillment of a series of obligations on the part of the platforms that mediate these races.
Under the alternative transport legislation, the obligation to obtain an operating license also extends to partner drivers, who must prove the alternative transport authorization and who have, for each car used for the alternative transport, a valid certified copy and the alternative transport badge, issued under the conditions of the emergency ordinance.
FREE NOW has been operating in Romania since November 27, 2019, currently the application is available to passengers from 9 cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Iasi, Constanta, Sibiu, Oradea, Timisoara and Targu Mures.