The Agency for Mobility offers data to make the app used by 800,000 Romans more precise.
During the recent European Week of Mobility an agreement was announced between the creators of the app Moovit and the Agency for Mobility, the office that coordinates public transportation in Rome. The agency makes available real time updates about buses, trains and the metro, notices of interruptions, ongoing work, suspensions, reopening, strikes, news of delays, accidents and various unexpected circumstances; the app elaborates everything to offer its users the best routes available at the moment.
The app is an important resource for those that downloaded it on their phone or tablet and find themselves on the street planning or changing their route. There are 800,000 Moovit users in Rome and although most of them use the same public transportation every day, unexpected circumstances can happen to everyone and to find out about train cancellations or bus delays, for example with a notice before they leave, can be decisive for the rest of their day.
The Agency of Mobility did not forget about the importance of technological help to optimize the flow of tourists expected in Rome for the imminent Jubilee. There are 20 million Moovit users around the world, and it’s likely that many of them will try to use their smartphones to move around the city during the Holy Year. The agreement also specifies that there will be a page dedicated to the Jubilee within the app which features an English translation and will give public transportation directions for reaching St. Peter’s Basilica and other points of interest specific for pilgrims.