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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:19 GMT+2

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Uiltrasporti urges the government to help businesses railways to face the expensive energy

According to the union, an extension on the toll discount

Uiltrasporti urges the government to help the rail transport to bear the costs arising from the increase in prices of energy. "We consider the government's decision to intervene in support of families and businesses to cope to the expensive bills, but - highlighted the national secretariat of the union in a note - we must not forget that the continuous rising energy costs are also putting a strain on the budget of a number of railway undertakings'.

According to Uiltrasporti, "it would be appropriate, as done in the 2021, an extension on the toll discount that would allow the compensation for higher costs, otherwise the risk is that we go against the trend with respect to what is claimed by the European Commission to transfer 50% of transport by 2030 goods from rubber to iron'.

"In addition - concludes Uiltrasporti - it is it is essential to avoid that the increase in energy is also turn into job losses due to the probable closure of several railway undertakings'.

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