Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Transports
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Networks
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Territories
TAV: the Project that Doesn’t Exist
The high-speed rail line is not the first major project concerning the Val Susa area: there was the “ecological highway,” then the power line, and now the high-speed train line (TAV). Initially, the opposition led by the Habitat Committee against a “conception of the territory as a passive resource” was low-key, but it served to arouse the population.#The No TAV message is clear and summed up as “four no's,” which the opposing movement counters with the modernization of the existing line. There are also financial doubts regarding the TAV, because Italy is required to pay a sum representing 2/3 of the international section of the project, although only 1/3 of it would cross through Italian territory. Finally, the criminalization of the antagonist movement by the state raises considerable doubts as to the correctness of criminal action.