Emilia-Romagna Region's engagement to strengthen rail freight and fluvial-maritime transport
11th February 2020
After the positive results of two previous incentive laws (R.L 15/2009 and R.L. 10/2014 "Incentives for rail freight and fluvial-maritime transport"), Emilia-Romagna Region decided to continue transferring freight transport traffic shares from road mode to rail mode as well as to river / fluvial-maritime mode.
At the end of 2019, in fact, a new regional law (n. 30/2019) allocated funds to finance interventions aimed at pursuing the growth of transport rail and river / fluvial / maritime transport of goods through the creation of additional services that allow on the one hand a reduction in environmental pollution and on the other an increase in traffic safety.
For this reason Emilia-Romagna Region published a new call that aims to correct the structural imbalances between road transport and rail freight transport, to strengthen the intermodal transport chain and to develop the modal transfer of freight traffic from road to rail. The objective is to reduce the environmental, health and social impact of road traffic.