In our role as national railway infrastructure manager, we are responsible for implementing the plans defined with the government on investments for developing network and maintenance work.  The economic and financial aspects of our relationship with the government are governed by the Programme Contract, which is the result of a process involving the public institutions responsible for the central governance of the country's infrastructure development, as well as local government bodies and stakeholders.

Aimed at the rationalisation, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending, the entire investment planning process provides for access to information by stakeholders, who are involved before the planning approval phase.

The specific nature, benefits and implications of the investments planned on a five-year scale - that of our Business Plan - on the supply of railway services by railway companies and regions is communicated to stakeholders through the Business Plan, and development needs are acknowledged through a specific Listening Forum.

At the same time, every year, with the Network Statement (NS) we communicate to the Railway Undertakings and other interested parties the projection of the network structure in two years - after the completion of the planned investments - together with the relative access rules, in order to allow the effective planning of the supply of transport services. The NS is also prepared through a structured process of discussion with stakeholders which, like all other involvement and consultation processes, are configured as coordination systems regulated by Guidelines (only Italian version) pursuant to Legislative Decree 112/2015, art 11-quinquies.