SRM is the local Authority for Public Transport in Bologna area. It was established in 2003 by the Municipality and the Province of Bologna.
SRM is a Public Equivalent Body established as limited company owning the whole Public Transport networks, infrastructures and plants (real estate), in order to perform the following activities:
- Promotion of initiatives focused on increasing the diffusion and the valorisation of local public transport;
- Management of the infrastructures serving the local public transport service;
- Planning, organisation and promotion of integrated public transport service and private mobility.
SRM, as a Public Transport Authority, plays a key role, linking public organisations, transport operators and transport researchers in the area under its responsibility. SRM also gives to decision makers support for planning, awarding, monitoring and evaluating the transport service and its nodes focusing on passengers’ perspectives, having as target to encourage the shift from individual motorised to collective transport or to more sustainable ones.
At local level, SRM is member of ALMA, the association that gathers the nine Public Transport authorities of the Emilia-Romagna region, while on the international level SRM is member of UITP (International Union of Public Transport) and active member of its OA Committee (Organising Authorities). Furthermore SRM is member of Polis, European cities and regions networking for innovative transport solutions, which collects mobility key actors in Europe. SRM has been and is still involved in several European projects on transport issues, mainly under FP6, FP7 and INTERREG IVC projects.