Article 1 of Legislative Decree 12 of September 2014, number 133, the so-called "Sblocca Italia" (Unblock Italy) which became law 164 of 11th November 2014, foresees the appointment of the CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A. as a Commissioner to undertake work relating to the Naples-Bari (paragraph 1) railway line and lays down responsibilities and powers (paragraph 2).

The same regulations also apply to the construction of the High Speed/High Capacity Palermo-Catania-Messina railway axis (paragraph 9).