Toll hike mooted for A24/A25 motorways

  Probably coming into effect in July. Just in time for the summer holidays, the company managing the A24 and A25 motorways warn that they will have to increase the toll charge in July. These...

Rome public transport strike on 20 June

Transport union calls strike over health and safety of ATAC workers. Employees of Rome's public transport company ATAC are scheduled to engage in a 24-hour strike, effective from 08.30 to 17.00 and f...

Closures on Rome's Metro A from June to August

Metro A works begin on 8 June and end on 25 August. Sections of Rome's underground Metro A line will be closed at weekends in June and July, with more extended closures in August, to allow for mainte...

Motorist drives down Villa Borghese staircase

Driver of Fiat Panda said he was in a hurrry. A motorist was photographed driving his Fiat Panda 4x4 down the staircase connecting Villa Borghese park with Valle Giulia on the morning of 3 May. Th...

Rome bus company suspends driver who rammed pedestrian

Rome city bus knocks down man after altercation with driver. Rome's public transport company ATAC has suspended the driver responsible for knocking down a pedestrian in the city's Corviale suburb, ac...

Woman dies after being trapped under train in Rome metro station

Senegalese woman slipped off platform of Rome metro station. A 33-year-old woman from Senegal has died after becoming trapped under a train on Rome's Metro A underground line, according to Italian ne...

Rome city bus drives into man blocking vehicle

ATAC opens investigation into "very serious" incident. A video that appears to show the driver of a Rome city bus deliberately knock down a pedestrian has been published online by Micaela Quintavalle...

Another electric minibus catches fire in Rome

Second case in a week of ATAC minibus bursting into flames. An investigation is underway after one of Rome's electric minibuses caught fire while in service, in the second such case in six days. T...

Closures on Rome's Metro A this summer

Metro A line to close partially in July and August. Rome's Metro A line will be closed in phases during July and August to allow for "important maintenance works that have been waiting for decades" a...

1,037 ATAC employees act as scrutineers in European elections in Rome

ATAC workers avail of their right to participate as voting scrutineers. A total of 1,037 employees - including 758 drivers - from Rome's public transport company ATAC have availed of their right to p...

Rome electric bus catches fire in centre

Rome electric mini-bus had only been in service for 10 days. An electric mini-bus belonging to Rome transport company ATAC caught fire while in service in the city centre at around 07.30 on 23 May....

Alitalia strike on 21 May

Alitalia cancels half its flights on 21 May. Alitalia has cancelled half of its flights scheduled on Tuesday 21 May due to a 24-hour strike called by some Italian trade unions representing the air tr...

Convertible car sharing in Rome

Share Now launches two-seater smart fortwo coupès in Rome. Car sharing company Share Now has launched 65 smart fortwo convertible cars in Rome, raising the number of its Italian fleet to 3,000. Sh...

Bus, metro and train strike in Rome on 17 May

Strikes mean "Black Friday" for commuters in Rome. Major disruption is expected on Italy's train services between 09.00 and 17.00 on Friday 17 May thanks to a nationwide strike by employees of Trenit...

Rome city bus bursts into flames

No injuries in latest case of Rome bus catching fire while in service. A bus owned by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at around 15.30 on Monday 13 May. There...

Rome's Spagna metro station reopens

Rome metro stations at Repubblica and Barberini remain closed. The Spagna station on Rome's Metro A line reopened on the evening of 7 May after Italy's transport ministry gave its escalator system th...

Rome mayor wants work on cable car project to begin by 2021

Funicular line in Rome suburbs has been costed at €110 million. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has restated her aim to begin constructing a cable car network in the west of the capital by the end of her a...

Rome opens traffic-free Via Libera on 28 April

15-km circular stretch of Rome streets will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. A 15-km "ring road" of Roman streets, known as Via Libera, will be closed to traffic and dedicated to pedestrians...

Rome's three shut metro stations in the centre to remain closed for Easter

ATAC had predicted opening of Spagna metro station in time for Easter in Rome. The three central metro stations on Rome's Metro A line - Repubblica, Barberini and Spagna - will remain closed for East...

Rome's 70 buses from Israel don't meet EU emission standards

Second-hand buses from Tel Aviv are too polluting for Rome's streets. The 70 second-hand buses leased recently by Rome's public transport company ATAC are sitting in a garage as they do not conform t...
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