(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 01 – A further 10 buses are ready to go into service, of the supply of 62 vehicles purchased by Roma Capitale on the Consip platform at the end of 2020. The mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi, together with the sole director of Atac Giovanni Mottura and the deputy mayor with delegation to the city in motion Pietro Calabrese, today presented the new 12-meter vehicles arrived in the Magliana depot that will serve the connections between the south-west quadrant and the city center. With another 22 buses arriving, in the next few days, over 860 new vehicles will enter service starting from 2016. “Since we started the Concordat plan we have decided to invest in the fleet. By the end of the year, over 900 new buses will be on the road. We are also lowering the average age of the fleet, when we arrived it was around 12 years old, now it has been shot down. An important result achieved through serious and coherent programming, the one that our city has been waiting for years to relaunch the public transport service. It is a journey that is not finished but must continue seriously. The goal is to have a stock of new vehicles every year “, said the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi. While the CEO of Atac, Giovanni Mottura reiterated: “We have halved the elderly park, today we have an average of 7 -8 -9 years, a number that is close to the European average.
From here to the next few years, also thanks to European funding, we will have a massive income of electric vehicles’.
Finally, Pietro Calabrese, the deputy mayor of Rome, intervened, reiterating how “essential public services are public and public must remain. Without profit”.
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