Reggio, Metrocity launches Omnibus, a on-demand collective transport service

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By John

It’s called Omnibus, the new on-call social mobility service, promoted by the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabriawhich will be activated in the summer period, intended for the first experimental phase for the territorial areas of Grecanica and the Tyrrhenian Aspromonte.

It is a intervention included within the ‘Aspromonte in città’ project, financed by Pnrr mission 5, with approximately 2.5 million euros, including the vehicles to be purchased. The service was illustrated at Palazzo Alvaro, during a technical meeting, by the metropolitan mayor Giuseppe Falcomatà, by the deputy mayor with responsibility for Transport Carmelo Versace, by the director of the Roads sector, Pietro Foti and the representatives of the Bit Consulting company who dealt with the IT platform to support the service. Also present for the occasion were the representatives of the Municipalities involved in the service, the Calabria Region, represented by the sector manager Giuseppe Pavone, the Atam transport company, which will have a key role in the execution of the service, with the CEO Giuseppe Basile, and the Third Sector Forum.

The Omnibus service is an ‘on-call’ collective transport service aimed, in this phase, at citizens of areas with weak demand, with the aim of reconnecting them with the rest of the metropolitan area. Among the aims of the service is to develop a more widespread public transport network, responding to the mobility needs of less connected areas, also creating greater connections in the social and economic fabric.