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Issue 4 2015 • 2 September 2015 • Giuseppe Noia, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Atac S.p.A
Giuseppe Noia, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of Rome’s public transport company Atac S.p.A, outlines what is currently being done to improve public transport services in the city – improvements that are necessary to secure the overall future operation of the company…
Issue 4 2013 • 22 August 2013 • Eurotransport
Atac is the city public transport company of Rome, managing surface transport (bus, tram and trolleybus), metro (lines A, B and B1 and three regional railways), tourist lines and dedicated charter services (including those for people with reduced mobility), interchange parking areas and fee-based parking lots. Atac was the first operator of urban mobility in Italy and is now recognised among the most important in Europe.
With 11,783 employees – 9,987 of which are drivers, engine drivers and workmen – and a fleet of 2,450 vehicles – which includes buses, trams, trolleybuses, electric vehicles, subways and trains – Atac operates approximately four million journeys every day, which is the equivalent of around 1.5 billion trips per year. Surface public transport offers 311 routes, covering a network of over 3,500km with 7,037 stops. Three metro lines (A, B and B1) with a total length of 40km and 51 stations carry nearly 800,000 customers each day. The three regional railway lines (Rome–Lido, Rome–Viterbo and Termini–Giardinetti) cover a network of 140km with 72 stations and transport an average of 140,000 passengers per day.
Parking services consist of 30 park and ride areas with 13,000 parking spaces and 76,000 ‘blue stripe’ charged parking spaces.
Hosting the 56th UITP Congress and Exhibition this year is a clear sign of the major development the public transport sector has made in Rome.
It is therefore both a point of arrival and a new start. In recent years, Rome has managed to reform the municipal public transport system in accordance with the guidelines of the European Union, has thoroughly modernised its bus and tramway fleet, has finally started the procedures that will lead to new subway lines and has made the basic steps to unify the politics of private and public mobility not only on the political level, but also on an operational one. A paradigmatic change that only now starts bearing the first fruits and that, in the future, faces the challenge of presenting the new ‘Roman model’ on the national and international scene.