Pierpaolo Tona - head of sectorPierpaolo is head of sector at CINEA, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency of the European Commission. His team is in charge, among other topics, of around 50 ITS projects receiving more than €0.5bn of EU funding through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program. Pierpaolo’s professional experience in European institutions and in the private arena has covered different transport sectors (road, rail, air). Before joining CINEA, he worked for the European Commission and Eurocontrol.
EU supports the deployment of ITS through CEF
In recent years, ITS has played a crucial role in achieving the EU objectives for transport safety and sustainability. ITS services are now widely used across Europe and drive transport efficiency at local and international levels. The CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program supports trans-European infrastructure and new technologies. It has already provided over €500m of funding for ITS, triggering investments of more than €1.3bn for the deployment of ITS and C-ITS services in Europe.