FROM CATULLO STARTED THE INTEGRATED MOBILITY PROJECT FOR VERONA
Presented the new agreement taken by Airport, Chamber of Commerce and AMT
The Airport Valerio Catullo, the Chamber of Commerce and the AMT (Mobility and
Transport Agency) have officially opened this morning the integrated mobility project for
A strong agreement between the parts aims at implementing the transport system in order
to make it more rational and up-to-date, so that Verona will achieve the Northern-
European mobility standards. The project was developed in cooperation with Transmit
(Centre of Study of Verona University), which carried out a pre-study to check the
feasibility of the desired interventions, make a cost estimate and develop a future local
connection to the regional metropolitan system.
The transport integration plan includes both infrastructural works to connect the most
important points in the metropolitan area and a new localization perspective for the use of
the so-called “parcheggi scambiatori” (car parks). Thanks to this plan, the airport plays a
key role in the metropolitan mobility of the future.
The project starts from Valerio Catullo, which is not only a growing terminal, but also
the focus point between Corridors One and Five of the European viability and between A4
and A22 motorways. In the near future – as anticipated by Catullo president Fabio
Bortolazzi – “our airport will play even a more central role, as the new airport tollgate is
going to opened soon and make access to the terminal easier from all the four driving
directions. Catullo has been working on this project for long time and, in cooperation with
Autobrennero, is also developing a large car park in the terminal neighbouring area”. This
“parcheggio scambiatore” aims at collecting the traffic flow to the city direction.
Also on study, along with the other interconnection solutions, a possible connection by an
electric monorail people mover. “This system – explained the director of Catullo technical
department, Antonio Zerman – would make frequent and fast the connections between
the airport and the main attraction points such as the Fairground, the Freight Village
Quadrante Europa, the train station and the city centre and would also allow to serve the
local traffic in some city areas”.
The aim of the integrated mobility project – underlined president Bortolazzi - “is not just
to interconnect new roads and transport ways to the advantage of the different
organizations. We are making a further step: granting financial support by sharing mobility
corridors and parking areas”. Through appropriate arrangements between the Fair and the
airport we could for instance level the seasonal traffic flows and ensure a constant
performance of our infrastructures.
“This integrated transport and parking outline – stated AMT president, Massimo Mariotti
– will be as much useful to private citizens as to business enterprises and will improve the
economical development as well as people’s life quality. It makes public transport easier
and reduces air pollution in the city centre; it make more fluid and fast the
interconnections between the Fairground, the city centre, the “Quadrante Europa”, the
airport, the administrative and trade offices”.
The project was also approved by the “Veronafiere” president Luigi Castelletti, who was
strongly interested to improve viability and parking solutions and was asking “rapid time
when passing from the developing stage to the concrete operative stage”. Positive
feedback was also gained from the Verona Province president Elio Mosele and the regional
councillor Massimo Giorgetti, who has also pointed out that the Veneto Committee,
working in line with this project, is designing a feasibility study for the regional
metropolitan system with the aim to extend it to the Eastern direction and to Verona.
The meeting was lead by Fabio Bortolazzi, by the vice-president of Transmit Prof. Cesare
Surano, and by the AMT president Massimo Mariotti. Also attending were the Province
Councellor for transport, mobilty and traffic Alberto Martelletto, the chief executive of
Autobrennero Massimo Cetto, the president of VeronaMercato Riccardo Caccia and the
Verona Councellor for the participating Organizations Sandro Sandri.
Verona, 18th March 2008