New tourist bus plan

The new Tourist Bus Plan will be effective from 1 January 2019; the permits can be purchased from 17 December 2018.

MAIN CHANGES INCLUDE

3 new ZTL BUS areas:

A - operates every day from 00.00 to 24.00 (including holidays)
B - operates every day from 5.00 to 24.00 (including holidays)
C - operates every day from 00.00 to 24.00 (including holidays)

Tourist buses will be allowed to enter the City Centre (Area C) only if in possession of specific permits that release the granting of the so-called “Authorization C”. The stops around Area C will be increased.

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Parking in the Colosseum Area will be reorganized to reduce noise pollution in neighbouring districts by initiating controlled access in the Vatican and Colosseum bus areas, every day of the week.

New multi-entry cards (online purchase only) - will replace the Annual Passes.

Annual Passes will be issued only for permits related to special tourist lines (Gran Turismo)

Subscription

Italy

The new Regulation stipulates that, to buy a carnet, the Gran Turismo permits and to request the Authorization C, the user must complete a subscription on the web portal via SPID, the Digital Identity Authentication System, as defined by the Digital Agency for Italy.

Booking operations can also be completed from other 4 parties, authorized by the Legal Representative, provided with the SPID credentials.

Regarding the purchase of day permits, users already accredited, can book the 2019 permits with the same credentials, only sending, via web, the identity card of the Legal Representative or of an Authorized Party.

 

Other Countries

In case of carnet or of the permits purchase, foreign users will be required to apply for new accreditation and send the following documents by registered mail :

  1. Web tour bus service Authorization Form

  2. Documents issued by the relevant authority in that country certifying qualifications of driving personnel as proof that contributions have been paid (with a certified translation in Italian)

  3. ERRU's ( European Register of Road Transport Undertakings) registration

The registered letter should be sent to: Roma Servizi per la Mobilità - Piazzale degli Archivi, 40 - 00144 Roma

Because of the closure of the historic center (ZTL BUS C), any requests for exemption may be approved only if in possession of the accreditation.

Users already accredited on RSM platform, can book the 2019 permits with the same credentials, by sending, via web, the identity card of the Legal Representative or of an Authorized Party.

Permits

All the permits must be printed in A4 format and positioned so as to be visible on the windshield of the vehicle

  • Permit “A” - to move and stop in the A ZTL BUS Area

  • Permit “B” - to move and stop in the A and B ZTL BUS Areas

  • Colosseum Area’s Permits

  • Vatican Area’s Permits

  • Authorization C - to enter and move in the C ZTL BUS Area

  • Permit G “Great events”- to enter and to stop in the A ZTL Bus Area during great events

  • Permit “Gran Turismo”

  • iBus

  • Checkpoint

 

Other information

From 1st January 2019:

  • Access not allowed for Tourist Buses Euro 0, 1, 2, and 3 that are not in possession of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

  • From 1st January 2021: Access will also be forbidden to the E3 and E4 Buses that are not in possession of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

Buses in possession of a valid permit will be allowed to run on the lanes below:

  • via Ostiense (central roadway):

  • via Santa Maria in Cosmedin (Bocca della Verità);

  • lungotevere Aventino (left rut towards piazza dell'Emporio);

  • via dell'Amba Aradam (towards piazza San Giovanni in Laterano);

  • via Catania;

  • via Gregorio VII (two-way lane of circulation within the roadway)

It is possible to request a refund of tickets and/or daily permits in the following cases:

  1. Mechanical failure of the vehicle, before the booked service has started. In this case, the user shall produce to RSM a statement signed by the Legal Representative together with the documentation issued by the person who performed the mechanical repairs to the vehicle. The refund of the permit may be requested within 7 days of the occurrence

  2. In the event of a natural disaster, if the competent offices of the Municipality of Rome and of Municipality from where the bus has departed, has placed a specific provision that prohibits, or does not recommend, the movement within or leaving (in going out) the municipal area

  3. the refund can be given:

  • to users who have activated the SEPA mode, when they have already been invoiced. Otherwise, the permit will be cancelled and refund payment will not be provided

  • to the users paying by credit card who have already been invoiced. Otherwise, the transaction will be reversed and the payment cancelled

Partial refund will not be permitted on multi day permits. The total amount of the package will be regulated according to the cases and modalities indicated above.

Anyone entering the A, B and C ZTL BUS Areas without having carried out the registration and purchase of the permit/authorization, will be subject to the following administrative fines, in accordance with Resolution n° 55/2018:

  • maximum sanction provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree n. 267/00 in case of a counterfeit bus-tourist permit and in case of non-compliance with emission regulations

  • maximum penalty provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree n. 267/00 is reduced by 10% when accessing A, B and C ZTL BUS areas, if without a permit and/or authorization

  • maximum penalty provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree n. 267/00 is reduced by 20%, in case of improper use of the mark (mark used on a bus other than that for which it was issued, perform services not allowed by the mark regulations, park in the permitted areas beyond the permitted time, photocopy of the mark)

  • maximum penalty provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree n. 267/00 is reduced by 40%, in case of non- authorized areas parking and in case the allowed time limit is exceeded

  • maximum penalty provided for by art. 7 bis of Legislative Decree n. 267/00 is reduced by 50%, in the case of bus circulation violating the limits set by the issued license.

The company is carrying out checks on buses together with special auxiliary traffic teams. A counterfeit bus-tourist permit, in addition to a penalty, will be contextually highlighted to the judicial authorities.

Nuova cartoguida (PDF)