COVID-19: The Italian Experience

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jul 2020
Thursday 09 July 2020, 16:00 to 17:30
Europe-wide
Past event

The UITP Academy is organising a series of webinars in the framework of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. They aim to assist public transport companies in tailoring their business continuity plans.

Italy has been one of the most impacted Countries by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. It has been one of the first Countries in Europe to face this crisis and to be forced to take strong confinement measures.

During the lock-down period, Italian Public Transport responded to the emergency situation by ensuring the service level that was necessary to keep the vital city services (like hospitals and health systems) running. In those unprecedented circumstances, Italian operators had to adapt at a speed never experience before. They had to create new ways of operations and management and to find solutions. These solutions have been then the reference and the starting point for actions taken by others Countries.

For this reason, it is interesting to listen directly from the top management of Public Transport Operators and Association about:

  • How the most critical phase of the outbreak was managed and the services ensured from the point of view of operations, staff management, and financially
  • How the service is going back to normal, and how key issues like physical distancing, sanitization and others are managed today and in the next future
  • The experience and forecast about the ridership, including actions to restore trust and “bring” back to Public Transport passengers
  • The longer term impact of the crisis, at financial level (and the measures requested / ensured from local and national governments), the impact on the investments, but also the opportunity it could create to build a “new mobility” for the Italian cities.

The speakers will inlcude:

  • Umberto Guida, Senior Director Knowledge & Innovation, UITP (moderator)
  • Mr. Arrigo Giana, ATM Milan CEO - AGENS Chairman
  • Mrs. Giuseppina Gualtieri, President and CEO, TPER
  • Mr. Andrea Gibelli, President, ASSTRA
  • Mr. Gianluca Cuzzolin, Naval Division Director, ACTV Venice

The webinar will take place on 9 July 2020 at 16:00 CEST. 

For further information, please visit the event website

To register for the webinar, please click here