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ATAP was founded in 1976 as a special member company of the Consortium for local public transport in the town of Pordenone and its catchment area.
In 1993, ATAP took over the routes in the province of Pordenone covered by the company Autovie Pupin Srl of Spilimbergo. In 1998, it purchased a number of controlling stakes in Autolinee Giordani Srl, a concessionary company providing suburban transport in the Sacile area and Val Cellina for 80 years.
On 16 February 2000, ATAP became a joint-stock company. As of 1 January 2001, following the successful outcome of the tender in compliance with European standards for new licences, ATAP became the sole concessionary company for 10 years for urban and suburban transport services in the province of Pordenone. Consequently, ATAP took over the business of public transport from the companies SAF and ATVO included in the Management Unit of Pordenone.
More recently, in 2006, it acquired 39% of SNUA, a joint-stock company operating in the integrated waste cycle sector. The operation was shared with the Province of Pordenone and with 17 other municipalities in the same area. In the same year, ATAP had a 20% share in the establishment of a new urban transformation company (STU MAKO' in Cordenons), in accordance with the province of Pordenone, the municipalities of Cordenons and Pordenone, ATER of Pordenone and the Cantoni ITC.
In 1999, ATAP's organizational system was certified in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 9002:1994 standard. In 2002, it was adapted to the new edition of the standard known as VISION, and it was also certified for the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 standard. In May 2009, ATAP adapted the entire system to the new edition of the UNI EN ISO 9001.2008 standard.
In April 2008, the bus terminal and the ATAP ticket office were transferred from Piazza Risorgimento to Pordenone railway station. In January 2009, all management offices were located at the multi-storey car park in Via Candiani, 26, Pordenone (behind the railway station).