Offering citizens and tourists more attractive connections and integrated ticketing solutions is the main goal of the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to the integrated bus-&-train ticket realised within the CEI-led FORTIS project.
The CEI-Executive Secretariat presented the Agreement to the public at its premises in Trieste on 14 July. The gathering was also an opportunity to illustrate the main achievements of the FORTIS project itself, aimed at improving integrated ticketing of this kind as well as the use of sustainable transport modes through the provision of additional services in Trieste and Ljubljana.
The CEI-ES has decided to reopen the discussion on cross-border connections, following the launch of the bus-train service between Trieste-Ljubljana within the CEI-led CONNECT2CE project and its interruption in April 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The MoU has so far been signed by the Munipality of Trieste, Trenitalia (Direzione Regionale Friuli Venezia Giulia), Immaginario Scientifico, Contrada Teatro Stabile di Trieste, Arboretum Volcji Potok, FIAB Trieste Ulisse, Federalberghi Trieste and Società Alpina delle Giulie – Sezione di Trieste del CAI – Grotta Gigante. It will remain open for the signature of interested stakeholders until the end of the month.
FORTIS is funded under the Interreg V-A Slovenia-Italy 2014-2020 Programme and aims at improving and harmonising cross-border transport services and enhancing the knowledge and exchange of good practices in the field of heavy vehicle checks and registration in Italy and Slovenia.