Welcome to Regione Marche, Italy
Marche Region is situated in the central-east part of Italy, on the Adriatic coast. It has a population of 1,542,156 inhabitants and covers a total area of 9,366 km2.
It includes five provinces, which will be reduced next year (Pesaro-Urbino, Ancona, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo), and 239 municipalities.
Mobility in the region
In recent years, the local public transport has been deeply updated and has gained an important role for the development of a sustainable mobility. It contributes to the decongestion of urban and suburban traffic, it guarantees lower pollution and lower energy consumption, a better visual impact and an overall reduction of accidents.
In the light of the recent successes in the Marche’s territory, the regional government aims to realise a real synergy between the transport modes through a modal and fare integration. Integration should be reached through a more rational structure of the transport network and an effective methodology to develop an electronic ticketing system.
Other implemented measures in the Marche area are:
- Co-financing transport operators for the purchase of technologic systems;
- The implementation of an info-mobility system for the public transport coordinated with an Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) network;
- From September 2009 to July 2010, some transport operators took part to a research project related to electronic ticketing, where the traditional season ticket on paper was replaced by electronic cards.
With its participation in Poly-SUMP, Regione Marche wishes to achieve the following objectives:
- Improve the accessibility;
- Improve intermodal transport connections;
- Improve and increase the use of local public transport system even in areas of low demand (the Marche Region is promoting the creation of an infomobility system extended to the whole area)
- Create a transnational partnership to promote an environmentally friendly mode of travel into and out of the model region;
- Implement measures for environmentally friendly transport solutions within the model regions and model communities and between them;
- Develop an exemplary solution on SUMP guidelines (flexible solutions of public transport, electronic ticketing systems and intelligent information to passengers);
- Improve the air quality (by renewing the public fleet with methane-fuelled / electric vehicles; providing valid public transport modes as an alternative to the private transport);
- Bring the traffic out of the city centre (by building parking areas and interchange car parks out of the city centre).
As a result of these activities, it is estimated that energy consumption and CO2 emissions should decrease by 5-10%.