Plan for Marseille: the National Assembly votes 32 million euros in credits in 2022 for transport

This measure is part of the plan announced by Emmanuel Macron in September to revive the second largest city in France.

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A measure that is part of Emmanuel Macron’s “Marseille en grand” plan. The National Assembly voted on Friday, November 5, 32 million euros in credits in 2022 for transport in the second largest city in France. During his trip to Marseille on September 2, the Head of State had promised one billion euros of investments in transport, in particular for the automation of the metro, the creation of four tram lines and five bus lines.

The adopted amendment specifies that the transport component of this plan will mobilize a total of one “billion euros” for the “priority daily public transport infrastructure projects for the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis”, including $ 256 million from the state subsidy. In the 2022 budget, this translates into a tranche of 32 million euros in payment appropriations, managed by the financing agency for transport infrastructure in France (AFITF).

The LREM deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône Saïd Ahamada did not fail to greet “a commitment and a promise kept” to help Marseille which “suffers from territorial inequalities”. This aims to “open up the northern districts”, according to her colleague Zivka Park.

In the opposition, the Republican deputy Julien Aubert said to himself “agree on the urgency” but regretted that the deadline of “the (presidential) election makes it possible to accelerate the pace”. Several deputies have ironically called for a presidential trip to their constituencies in order to obtain this type of support. “It bothers me a little to have the impression of having a candidate president who is starting to campaign”, abounded the rebellious Eric Coquerel. The deputies examined the budgetary mission dedicated to “ecology, development and sustainable mobility”.

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