Since 1992, Franco Righetti has worked as a freelance consultant in the analysis and planning of transportation networks and systems for complex projects ranging from major highway infrastructure projects ...
also involving project financing, to traffic reorganization and mobility on an urban scale, to urban renewal and regeneration, public transportation systems, and software to support decision making in transportation planning ...
In 1996 he worked as a consultant for the Commissione Consiliare (city council committee) on urban mobility and transportation for the Bologna City Council.
From 1998 to 1999, he participated as a professor in the first Master’s programme in Mobility and Protection of the Urban Environment (“Mobilità e Difesa Ambientale”) promoted and organized by the Province of Bologna.
Since 1998 he has conducted seminars at the Università di Bologna’s School of Engineering on issues inherent to mobility and transportation planning and on the implementation and use of mathematical models to simulate traffic flows.
Between 1999 and 2004 he was the Reggio Emilia City Council’s consultant of reference on urban road traffic reorganization. He drafted two General Traffic Plans containing guidelines for the Piani Particolareggiati and the expansion of the pedestrian area within the city’s historical centre.
Since 1998 he has prepared a significant number of the traffic studies tied to initiatives undertaken, both directly and through participation, by Autostrade per l’Italia Spa in order to bolster Italy’s major highway system.
Since 2006 he has worked as an expert on the main project financing initiatives applied to highway infrastructure, and has prepared transportation analyses, demand forecasts, and resulting toll revenue for the of drafting of the Piano Economico Finanziario (Economic and Financial Plan). Modulated forecasts on demand elasticity to tolls were also done for this same purpose.
In February of 2008, together with architect Michele Monte, he founded the Righetti & Monte Associati studio, with its main offices in Bologna (Via Garibaldi 7) and new offices in Milan (via Omboni 5).