If he needed an example of the need to invest massively in trains, Transport Minister Clément Beaune was served on Friday morning. Because of the door of a car that wouldn't close, his TGV train to Marseille arrived at its destination twenty minutes late. More rail, public transport (buses, metro, etc.) and bicycles, which make it possible to decarbonise travel, and fewer polluting cars. Substantial investments in everyday transport rather than new TGV lines: it has been a while since the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, set his priorities in terms of transport.
But the concrete translation of these beautiful words was long overdue. With the mobility component of the State-Region Plan Contracts (CPER) for the period 2023-2027, Clément Beaune is finally getting to the heart of the matter. Behind this abstruse acronym lie the choices made by the State and local authorities to carry out transport projects...
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