Prontobus offers a high-quality public transport service, closer to the need of users
Audience: Rural areas
Topic: Transport for people with reduced mobility
Step in the SUMP cycle: Step 12: Review and learn lessons
The services Prontobus has been activated by the Agency of Mobility of Modena and in concert with the municipalities involved since 2003 has enabled on-call services in different areas of the province of Modena, in particular in the municipalities of Pavullo, Carpi, Modena, Mirandola, Maranello, Serramazzoni, Castelfranco and Fiorano. Prontobus offers a high-quality public transport service, closer to the need of users, thanks to the customization, the duration and the comfort of the trip that must not be greater than 30 minutes and is performed with small and ecological buses, equipped with devices for transporting disabled people. The main aim of Prontobus is to support to the line buses linking different areas with a low populated area, and then at a low transport demand, with the main cities and the regular line stops. Without this service that routes are not covered because the traditional service would be too expensive and economically unsustainable.
This experience is very important because it was transferred in several cities with different regulations, for this reason the best practice already has a lot of opportunities to be transferred.