The incentive Ferrobonus aims to support the combined rail transport mode, in accordance with the Stability Law for the three year period 2016-2018.
The incentive is currently being evaluated for final approval by the European Commission.
The budget for the new Ferrobonus is 20 million euros equally distributed per year (2016, 2017 and 2018), in accordance with the Stability Law for the three year period 2016-2018, article 1, paragraph 648.
The aims is to shift freight traffic from road to rail transport routes, by promoting intermodal and combined transport, from/to Italian logistics and port hubs, by providing incentives to companies operating rail services and to multimodal rail operators.
The new Ferrobonus is dedicated to companies operating intermodal and/or combined rail transport services and to multimodal transport operators (MTO) that purchase full train sets and commit to maintain the traffic volumes (in train km) and increase them during the period of time covered by the incentive.
This instrument includes also the overheads of part of the amount received to favor the companies operating rail transport services.