On 14 July Aeroporti di Roma launched a carpooling scheme for its employees. This applies to both Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports. The scope of the project is to limit personal car use, alleviate traffic on the roads, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and encourage a more efficient use of parking spaces.
The airport staff that will be using the system will need to register into a centralised system with their airport badge. The program will put together people who are going to the same general places and make use of only one of their personal cars.
Once in the system, the user will have various areas at his disposal:
- trips available, which will include maps of all the routes available, indicating the starting and arrival points, days and times, frequency and ways of sharing (driver or passenger), number of places available in the car and any other information entered by the user (smoker, hobbies, etc);
- enter trip, for those who make available a trip to or from an airport;
- search trip, for those who are looking for a trip. Once a route has been chosen it will be possible to contact the other user by sending a “lift request” or a simple message and then it will be possible to access the message service.
Aeroporti di Roma, a member of the Atlantia Group, manages and develops the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino and performs other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino operates through four passenger terminals. It is dedicated to business and leisure customers for domestic, international and intercontinental travel; Ciampino airport is mainly used by low-cost airlines, by express couriers, and for General Aviation activities. In 2013 ADR recorded, as an airport system, over 41 million passengers with over 230 worldwide destinations reachable from Rome, thanks to the more than 100 airlines operating at the two airports.