Difficulties at Alitalia.

People travelling on Alitalia in the next few weeks should check that their flights are running normally before they leave for the airport. The management of Alitalia is working on a plan to save the...

Speed limit updates.

Italian minister for infrastructure and transport, Pietro Lunardi, has confirmed that it is now legally possible to drive at a maximum of 150 kms an hour, instead of the normal maximum 130 kms an hour...

Public transport more popular.

Italians are warming up slightly to public transportation, according to a study carried out by traffic observatory Isfort, on behalf of the local transport agency Asstra, based on a 15,000-strong samp...

Battling for cleaner air

In its efforts to keep air pollution under control Rome's city authorities are cutting the number of private vehicles allowed on the roads mid-week. Admission to the area within the city's ring road (...

Pollution checks for mopeds

Owners of Rome's motorbikes, mopeds and scooters that were registered in 1993 or before are hurrying to obtain a certificate called a bollino blu to state that their vehicles emit acceptable levels of...

Public transport strike

A national strike by urban public transport workers has been re-scheduled from 26 to 30 Jan. In Rome the buses, trams and metro will be affected from 08.30-17.00 and from 20.00-24.00, but services are...

Weekly car ban to combat smog

Half of Rome's cars have been banned from circulating within the fascia verde, which roughly corresponds to the area inside the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road, from 15.00-19.00 on Wednesdays. Under...

Strikes are back

New transport strikes are scheduled again now that the festive season it over. On Friday 9 January urban public transport systems throughout the country will come to a standstill for most of the day....

Rome parents ignore road safety rules

According to a survey conducted at the beginning of December at two primary schools in Rome 83 per cent of the children who were driven to school by their parents did not wear their safety belts. This...

Upcoming strikes

Trade unions in Italy are not allowed to strike during the holiday period 17 Dec-8 Jan but stoppages in the transport sector are scheduled before these dates. Railway workers belonging to the Orsa tra...

Milan-Rome suburbs in under four hours

A new train service starting mid-December will connect the suburban stations of Milano Rogoredo to Roma Tiburtina in three hours fifty five minutes. The trains will still begin and end their journeys...

Motoring fines office struggles to cope

The office that deals with the appeals of Rome car owners who believe they have received motoring fines unfairly or whose payments have not been registered will now hear only a limited number of cases...

S. Lorenzo traffic restrictions

The lively district of S. Lorenzo will be closed to private traffic, excluding drivers with access permits, every Friday and Saturday night 20.00-03.00 from 1 December in an attempt to ease congestion...

Public transport strike

Public transport may suffer industrial action on Monday 1 December from 08.30 until 16.30 when a strike is scheduled to halt buses, trams, the metro and COTRAL buses that connect Rome with the suburbs...

Slow buses ever emptier

Sluggish public transport is finding it increasingly difficult to woo Italians away from their beloved cars, according to a new report by environmental association Legambiente. On average, it says, It...

More works at the station

The next phase of redevelopment at Rome's Termini's station is set to begin early next year. The works will include the construction of two car parks, one over the rail-tracks and another on nearby Vi...

Cost of public transport to rise

The cost of public transport in Rome is set to rise from 1 Nov, when the first price increases in a decade come into effect. The cost of the most popular ticket, the BIT (biglietto integrato a tempo),...

Strike to hit public transport in Rome

A four-hour public transport strike to be held from 10.00 on Fri 12 Sept will affect buses, trams and metros in Rome and coaches that connect the city with surrounding areas. Vehicles that have alread...

Road deaths down

The number of road deaths in Italy this summer is down by 35 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to figures published by the interior ministry. Between 30 June and 28 August ther...

Testaccio traffic restrictions

The lively nightspot of Testaccio southeast of the historic centre is closed to non-resident traffic every weekend night until September. Traffic police are patrolling Via Galvani, Via Ghiberti, Piazz...

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