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The state wants to run more trains and create fewer roads

2023-12-04T19:27:47.698Z

Highlights: The state wants to run more trains and create fewer roads. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region will devote €1.5 billion by 2027 to improving transport. Substantial investments in everyday transport rather than new TGV lines. More rail, public transport (buses, metro, etc.) and bicycles, which make it possible to decarbonise travel, and fewer polluting cars. It has been a while since the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, set his priorities in terms of transport.


DECRYPTION - The public authorities and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region will devote €1.5 billion by 2027 to improving transport.


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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Source: lefigaro

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