Highlights

The Authority presents its fourth annual report to EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc

A meeting of the Board of the Transport Regulation Authority with EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc was held yesterday at the EU Commission in Brussels.

In particular, the purpose of the meeting was to present the fourth Annual Report of the Authority, which had been already submitted to the President of the Republic and to the Parliament on July, 12th (http://www.autorita-trasporti.it /annual-reports/). Delegates from the Permanent Representation in Brussels and representatives of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission attended the meeting.

Commissioner Bulc publicly welcomed with a tweet the Authority’s report of activity and the close alignment with the Commission on promoting multimodality and passenger rights  (https://twitter.com/bulc_eu).

Turin, 26 July 2017

Fourth annual report to the Parliament of the Transport Regulation Authority

On the 12th of July 2017, the President of the Transport Regulation Authority, Andrea  Camanzi, presented the fourth Annual Report to the Parliament at the “Sala della Regina” of the Chamber of Deputies. In the morning the Authority’s Board was received by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella at Quirinal Palace.

Annual Report – President’s address – courtesy translation;
Annual Report – Summary;
Annual Report – Abstract – courtesy translation

Rome, 12 July 2017

Online submission of complaints to the transport regulation Authority now available

Since January 1st, 2017 rail passengers, bus or coach passengers and passengers travelling by sea may file their complaints to the Transport Regulation Authority also online through a dedicated section on ART’s website.
The new online tool will enhance the level of passenger rights’ protection established by European regulations and by the relevant Italian legislation.

Turin, 30 December 2016

Decision No 75/2016
2016-2021 charging scheme for the Minimum Access Package on the national railway infrastructure. Compliance with the regulatory model  approved by Decision No 96/2015 (courtesy translation)Decision No 80/2016
2017-2021 charging scheme for services other than the Minimum Access Package supplied by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A. Compliance with the regulatory model approved by Decision No 96/2015 (courtesy translation)

NEW COOPERATION AGREEMENT ON THE ‘MEDITERRANEAN’ RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDOR FOLLOWING THE EXTENSION TO CROATIA ENTERS INTO FORCE.

The regulatory bodies of the countries participating in the so-called “Mediterranean” EU rail freight corridor (previously “RFC 6”) signed a new cooperation agreement following up on the extension of the corridor to Croatia, as provided for by Annex II to Regulation (EU) No. 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility. This agreement supersedes the former arrangement signed by the Italian, French, Spanish, Hungarian and Slovenian regulatory bodies  in autumn 2013.

The agreement was first signed in Warsaw on the 9th of November by the Italian, Croatian and Slovenian regulatory bodies and enters into force on 22nd November 2016 upon the further signatures by the Spanish, Hungarian and French regulatory bodies.

The agreement was concluded pursuant to Regulation No. 913/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 laying down rules for a European rail network for competitive freight. In particular, Article 20 of the Regulation provides that the regulatory bodies of partner countries cooperate in monitoring competition in the rail freight corridor and ensuring non-discriminatory access to the undertakings requesting path capacity allocation. Further, the agreement concerns the exchange of information and mutual assistance among regulatory bodies and the handling of the complaints lodged by railway undertakings.

In particular, based on the agreement, the Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti is responsible for handling complaints relating to decisions or information released by the corridor managing body (so-called one-stop shop or C-OSS), that is based in Milan.

ANDREA CAMANZI APPOINTED AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF IRG-RAIL FOR 2017. HE WILL CHAIR THE GROUP IN 2018.

Andrea Camanzi, President of the Italian Transport Regulation Authority, was appointed on 9 November in Warsaw as Vice-chairman of IRG-Rail (Independent Regulators’ Group-Rail), the international network comprising the rail regulatory bodies from twenty-nine European countries. According to the Group’s working arrangements, having acted as Vice-Chairman in 2017 – year in which the Group will be chaired by Ms Anne-Yvrande Billon of the French regulatory body –  Mr Camanzi will chair IRG-Rail in 2018.

 ART’s Regulatory Measures on the definition of optimal management areas of toll motorway sections (English version) 
On 23 June 2016 the Italian Transport Regulation Authority published the regulatory measure on the definition of optimal management areas of toll motorway sections.
 ART’s 2016 Annual Report 
Annual Report – President’s address – courtesy translation
The section “Modulistica” contains the forms to be used to file a complaint to the Authority, according to the Italian legislation implementing EU regulations concerning the rights and obligations of passengers when travelling by rail, bus, sea and inland waterway.
“Digital Single European Railway Area: how do we get there?”
“Summary of the address by Andrea Camanzi, President of the Italian Transport Regulation Authority, at the 11th Florence Rail Forum, November 27th 2015″

ART’s Regulatory Measures on Access Charges (English version)
On 18 November 2015 the Italian Transport Regulation Authority published the regulatory measures on the principles and criteria for determination of charges for access and use of the railway infrastructure.
 ART’s 2015 Annual Report 
Annual Report – President’s address – courtesy translation
Annual Report – Abstract – courtesy translation