Provincia di Roma
The Province of Rome (Provincia di Roma) governs one of the largest and the most populated metropolitan area in Italy. More than four million (4,125,169) people live in the district (121 municipalities including the city of Rome), all within an area of 5,352 square kilometres. This number represents 9 % of the population of Italy and 72 % of the population of Latium region.
According to Article 114 of the Constitution, Constitutional Law 3/2001, the Provinces have the same status as Municipalities, Metropolitan areas and Regions. They are autonomous boards with their own statutes, powers and functions in accordance with the rules established by the Constitution. The Council and the President are elected, the executive board is appointed by the President. Main functions devolved to provinces are: local planning and zoning, transportation regulation (car registration, maintenance of local roads, etc.), public employment services and vocational training, environment (protection and enhancement of the environment and disaster control; protection and enhancement of water resources and energy, etc.).
Province of Rome
The Province of Rome has recently adopted the Piano di Bacino (Zone Plan for Mobility and Transport). The plan identifies and advances a series of roadway and multi-modal mobility improvements for the corridors through extensive and ongoing public and stakeholder outreach and coordination. It aims to favour the integration between the different means of transport, with specific reference to intermodality and to logistic, and improve the accessibility at the exchange nodes. The Piano envisages the completion of Corridoi della Mobilità (Public Transport Corridors) to connect the core centre to the provincial areas and provide a balanced multi-modal transportation system that includes rail and bus transit, improved roadway, parking facilities and associated systems and services. The Province also invested 52 millions of Euro to purchase 11 new trains thus allowing about 500,000 km more of commuting lines.
The provincial administration has also appointed its own Mobility Manager who developed a commuter plan.
Other initiatives are:
• the Amico BUS, a mobility service on demand for disabled people
• public transport fare facilities for students and low income families
• Freight Mobility Plan and Freight Mobility Observatory
• GIM Project (Informed Management of Mobility Project) aimed at making transport and mobility information accessible through information and communication technologies (ICT).
BIC Lazio is a development agency of Lazio Region, whose main aim is to stimulate the creation of new enterprises, accompanying them from the phase of start-up, and in some cases hosting them in incubators located throughout the regional territory. Moreover, BIC owns a deep experience on EU Programmes through which it has enriched its know-how on local development.
As a link between the main regional policies on sustainability and the innovation of small and medium sized enterprises (SME), BIC Lazio has recently supported the installation of Italy’s 1st multifuel micro turbine power plant fed by biomass at BIC incubator in Colleferro. Thus BIC Lazio promotes energy efficiency and new businesses in the agro-energetic cluster of “Valle dei Latini” area which is situated in the south-east of the Province of Rome.
The technology – a plant being fed as well by liquid biomass – could be also applied to the transport sector. The results of this development will be shared with the whole Catch-MR partnership.