Turin prepares to participate in the announcement of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for i new electric buses with an agreement with Genoa and Cagliari.
The agreement between the three cities will make it possible to challenge Milan to win the huge funds, 1.5 billion euros, for urban transport in large cities.
The City of Turin risked being out of PNRR funding due to administrative delays, but now leads the consortium for the funds.
Indeed GTT is the leader against the consortium led by the Milanese ATM, which Rome and Naples have also joined. The Turin transport company has long started a campaign on sustainable travel, with a fleet of 170 electric buses and 500 columns.
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The National Recovery and Resilience Plan has a section dedicated to sustainable transport, with a budget of 1.5 billion euros.
Turin, thanks to the agreement with the regional capitals of Sardinia and Liguria, aims to share a bigger slice of cake. In fact, Turin aims to obtain an income of at least 300 million, aiming for the Maximum possible, that is 325 million euros.
In August the situation had become complicated for Turin due to the Rome-Naples-Milan agreement, which had presented a unitary project to the Government. In fact, these three are the most populous cities in the nation, and their plan had attracted all ministerial attention.
The late Turin move excluded it from the plan presented by the Milanese ATM, forcing GTT to a new plan, especially since the Città della Mole is one of the most polluted in the country, and needs to renew its fleet.
The agreement to switch entirely to electric, shared with Genoa and Cagliari, has also put GTT back on track.
As for Turin GTT has budgeted one expense from 1.1 billion euros, of which 800 million deriving from government funds.
Most of the PNRR funds, however, in a percentage that will exceed 60%, will end up in Milan-Rome-Naples, about 900 million euros. Turin should have the largest share of the remaining 600, around 325 million euros.