Raggi says move is decisive step towards renewing Rome's bus fleet.
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced plans to renew the fleet of ATAC, the capital's pubic transport company, by acquiring 227 new city buses.
Raggi described the €76 million investment of municipal and government funds as a "tangible, decisive step" towards renewing the capital's troubled public transport network. The buses should arrive by the start of 2019.
ATAC buses regularly break down or burst into flames while in service around Rome, with factors believed to include poor maintenance, budget constraints and an ageing fleet.