The issue of mobility is becoming more and more central in our society, the needs of environmental sustainability, efficiency and economy of both private and public transport systems are pushing the sector towards a profound restructuring.
The sale of new vehicles with low environmental impact and zero emissions is rapidly replacing that of traditional fossil fuel vehicles, supported by increasingly stringent regulatory interventions, which will decree their banning within a few years.
The growing sensitivity to environmental issues, the requests of scientists on the need to intervene by reducing the emissions of pollutants and the CO 2 responsible for the greenhouse effect into the atmosphere, force us all to change our perspective.
Last but not least, the ever-increasing trend in the costs of energy sources requires a rethinking of the methods of use of vehicles, pushing towards a rationalization and streamlining of fleets.
The Mobility Manager
In this context, it is essential to identify trained figures, capable of proposing solutions that respond to the new needs of transporting people.
This is the case of the Mobility Manager, who, thanks to the application of survey and statistical analysis tools, is able to photograph the current state of a catchment area and consequently plan the actions necessary to implement a new transport model, improving connections and at the same time reducing emissions and costs.
The roles of Mobility Manager identified by the regulations are essentially three:
- The Company Mobility Manager.
This figure, established on the basis of the Ministerial Decree of 27 March 1998, sees as its main task the drafting of the PSCL (Home Work Moving Plan) of the staff of the company for which it works and coordinates with the Area Mobility Manager;
2. The Area Mobility Manager.
It operates within the Provincial and Municipal Administrations and on the basis of the provisions of the D.M. December 20, 2000, in Article 1, paragraph 1, this figure is responsible for managing the support and coordination structure of the Company Mobility Managers.
The aim of favoring the integration between the PSCL and the Administration’s policies in a logic of network and modal interconnection with local transport services and with complementary and innovative transport systems (sharing of electric vehicles or with low environmental impact, collective taxi, car-pooling and car-sharing) while providing technical support for defining the criteria and methods for the disbursement of direct contributions and incentives to sustainable mobility projects;
3. Mobility Manager School.
Similarly to the previous figures, the School Mobility Manager, based on the provisions of Law no. 221/2015, in art. 5, paragraph 6, is responsible for organizing and coordinating the home-school-home movements of staff and pupils, maintaining contacts with municipal structures and transport companies, managing relations with other schools present in the same municipality to purposes of a fruitful coordination and verifying solutions for the improvement of services and their integration;
These figures that the legislation imposed only on Public Administrations over 50,000 inhabitants and businesses with over 100 employees, have become necessary in recent years also for smaller entities.
Today, the conditions have been created for the role of the Mobility Manager to be fully exploited, new needs and a new sensitivity are favoring a fruitful dialogue between Public Administrations, businesses and citizens.
The need to intervene on transport modes is felt equally by all Administrations and by all companies, of whatever size they are, but at the moment they find themselves without a Mobility Manager and are therefore in a position not to be able to count on decision-making tables to assert one’s needs and vision.
For this reason, our company, with almost 40 years of experience in the passenger transport sector and continuous training of its staff, offers itself as a consultant for all those realities, municipal administrations in the first place, which want to prepare for this challenge and participate proactively in the planning of new transport models.
In collaboration with market leading partners, Amitour srl offers to support its customers to develop integrated and sustainable mobility solutions starting from a detailed analysis in a perspective of basin plans that include the territory of competence and the neighboring territories. The basic steps of this process are essentially 4:
- Carry out a careful analysis of the mobility demand using paper and online questionnaires to be distributed to users and consequently analyze the results to compile a report that captures real needs.
- Perform an analysis of the transport offer already present in the area (public transport, sharing mobility, parking availability, etc.), to highlight its strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify the strategies to be adopted and the actions to be implemented to incentivize sustainable mobility (implementation of new modes of transport and optimization of existing modes with a view to intermodality, user awareness initiatives, agreements with operators mobility, etc.)
- Set up a monitoring system of the applied solutions to verify their effectiveness and through the analysis of these data apply the necessary corrections until the system is optimized.