Several economic and engineering studies carried out within the ADRIA A Project were presented at the ADRIA A mid-term conference held in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) on 26 February 2014, thus illustrating the results achieved within the project so far.

The meeting, co-organised by the CEI (Lead Partner of the project) and the Municipality of Nova Gorica, focused on the feasibility studies of the planned cross-border light rail ring, presented by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia – in partnership with the Italian Railway Company – and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Land Planning of the Republic of Slovenia.

Technical studies on a possible integrated transport model were presented by the CEI in cooperation with the engineering consultancy Trenco. The University of Ferrara and Venice International University illustrated the spill over an improved accessibility of the area was likely to generate for the tourism sector, with special regard to the cruise sector.
The meeting witnessed the participation, among others, of representatives of the Region of Veneto, the Province of Trieste, the municipalities of Gorizia and Koper, the University of Trieste, the airport of Ljubljana and Informest.

  The ADRIA A Project (Accessibility and Development for the Re-launch of the Inner Adriatic Area), funded by the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013, aims to foster accessibility and transport in the Slovenian-Italian cross-border area in order to create a single integrated Italian - Slovene metropolitan transport system. The project, promoted and coordinated by the CEI, has a budget of 3.289.000,00 EUR and will last until October, 2014.

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