Gestione Informata Mobilita’ – G.I.M. – Italy

Project information

Index: 1254R4
Acronym:POLITE
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ITALY NORD-EST Emilia-Romagna Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009

Topic of the practice

The Province of Ferrara together with the Municipality of Ferrara, the Emilia Romagna Region, and other Italian Provinces are implementing a national project financed from the National Department of Regional Affairs focused on ITS on private and public mobility. The aim of this project is to improve all available ITS systems for both private and public uses. The management of the information related to mobility is going to be centralized - a mobility central unit is going to be set up at Regional Level with important connections with the Provincial Level. This centralized system should help the harmonization of mobility information and its use. In this way a big amount of data related to traffic among different cities of the region will be managed at regional level in order to develop common policies and technologies.

Good Practice Information

Since 2009 many Italian provinces and cities together with some Italian regions have worked on ITS applications. Province of Ferrara is setting up in its territory some infrastructural measures useful to increase the ICT on Public Transport through a GIM National Project. Actually at regional level there is an important tool related the ITS on transport which is the Regional Travel Planner and a new fare system “Mi Muovo” Ticketing. The GIM project foreseen the installation of AVM systems in each bus in the Emilia-Romagna region, and the consequent installation of electronic signs at bus stops. The infrastructural measures that GIM is setting up can increase the quality of the information to the PT users, in fact, as an example many information can allow to update the travel planner in order to became a dynamic system with real time information to the users. An other important result linked to the GIM infrastructural measures is to increase efficiency and attractiveness of PT. All the system will be installed within the 2013.

Evidence of success

The Province of Ferrara is managing in its territory 329 Busses per 10 millions of Km/year, in the Emilia Romagna Region there are 3.200 Busses and 250 millions of passengers/years with 112,5 millions of Km/year. During 2011 more than 16000 “Mi Muovo” seasonal tickets were used. All these numbers shows the importance of improving the PT usability and effectiveness

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ing. Dario Vinciguerra

Province of Ferrara

dario.vinciguerra@provincia.fe.it

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