Alongside Christian Estrosi, President of the Côte d'Azur Metropolis, Philippe Tabarot, Vice-President of the General Council, Vice-President of the Regional Council delegated to Transport, Intermodality and Travel, and numerous Presidents of Communities of the Alpes-Maritimes agglomeration, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Counselor - Minister of Equipment, Environment and Town Planning of the Principality participated on Monday December 16, at the Hôtel de Ville in Nice, to the presentation of the "Pass Transport Sud Azur" which will be launched on January 1, 2020, in the Alpes Maritimes department.
This new transport pass presents itself as an interesting alternative to the use of the private car; it allows the user to travel unlimited on all public transport networks (bus, train, tram) in the Alpes-Maritimes, by means of a monthly subscription at an advantageous rate since it is lower than the sum of the various subscriptions. It will include the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco network from 1 September 2020.
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia recalled that “ the Principality was aiming to reduce traffic by 2030 by around 20% of light vehicle flows. In this, it encourages multimodal transfer and the train. We are committed alongside the Region, by participating in the financing of TER through an annual contribution of € 8 million corresponding to approximately 50% of the total contribution intended for the 13,000 beneficiaries of TER tariff reductions originating or destination in Monaco ”.
The Government Counselor also highlighted the bus connections: “ We also encourage the use of the CARF bus lines and the regional line 100 connecting Nice to Menton via Monaco. Important regular lines that we support through a financial contribution. Today, the Sud Azur Pass is an additional opportunity which invites everyone to use all modes of public transport with greater ease ”.
The Alpes-Maritimes are divided into 7 zones, the SUD AZUR pass is a sesame which allows travelers to navigate with ease on several public transport networks. Modular, it adapts perfectly to all needs: you can therefore buy 1, 2, 3 touching areas or ... the whole of the Alpes-Maritimes department.
In the selected areas, the subscriber has access to the urban network (s) and to the regional interurban networks ZOU! (buses, trains and Provence railways).