◼️ JULY 29th, 2022 – AIMS PRESS RELAISE
CITTA METROPOLITANA’: THE EXAMS FOR THE ROLE OF NON-LINE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ARE RESTARTED. Following the recent meeting of the Aims president, Paolo De Santis, at the Rome Metropolitan Traffic Department, on the urgent need to reactivate the exams to ascertain the eligibility requirements for enrollment in the role of drivers of vehicles used for services of non-scheduled public transport, Aims participated this morning in the meeting convened at Palazzo Valentini by the Capo di Gabinetto of the mayor. The information provided is summarized below:
• the communication that restarts the procedures for the presentation of the above questions is published today, with the setting of the starting date of the exams; www.cittametropolitanaroma.it> Transport and Mobility> Exam eligibility for registration for the taxi and NCC role -> Call 2022
• by November 8th, the exams will be carried out for all overdue applications (2020 and 2021)
• subsequently, with a deadline of 31st December, the exams will be carried out for the approximately 400 applications received in the current year.
The administration has made a commitment to create, for the new year, an innovative mechanism, which establishes rules to ensure the rapid satisfaction of the flow of applications. The digitization, at least partial, of the procedure will be one of the innovation factors.
◼️ JULY 26th, 2022 – AIMS PRESS RELAISE
Excellent and fruitful meeting this morning, at the Mobility Department of the Municipality of Rome, with the President of the Advisory Commission for the regulation of non-scheduled public transport services, Roberto Baldetti. The impression is that the Capitoline administration is finally aware of the uneasy situations that NCC and taxis face every day in the city traffic, and that from the autumn some solutions should begin to arrive. The expectations concern, in general, the improvement for citizens, visitors and tourists, of the methods of using the NCC service. More specifically, they concern the initiation of the first steps in the field of authorizations and quotas. Aims took the opportunity to bring to the attention of the councilorship, also the age-old question of the organization of stalls at Fiumicino airport, and of the total absence of stalls for NCC operators at railway stations and the main Roman tourist sites.
◼️ JULY 22nd, 2022 – AIMS PRESS RELAISE – On Monday 25 the Chamber of Deputies is expected to approve the Ddl Concorrenza, in a text that, disregarding the indications from the Senate, once again puts the Italian state against EU competition law and freedom of establishment. The excerpt of art. 10, decided by the Montecitorio group leaders’ conference, disregards the principles that the Republic subscribed to in Brussels, and the parliament ratified in Rome, regarding competition and the right of establishment. A very serious decision, taken in a politic moment after the President of the Draghi Council had agreed to conduct ordinary administration until the electoral deadline. It is evident that, even on this occasion, the action of a few violent people found support in some parties, even in those of the majority that had approved the article in the Senate, unlike what Draghi had said in the Senate, days ago, asking to not to give “support to unauthorized and sometimes violent protests”, with explicit reference to the actions of taxi drivers. It is my duty to remind parliamentarians, the government and the President of the Republic, to their responsibilities. I am addressing in particular the parliamentarians who are preparing to run the election campaign, filling the mouth of Europe as always. Voters will be able to judge the contradiction between uttering empty slogans and expressing a vote in parliament that is against Europe and the Italian citizens, not in favor of this or that productive category.
◼️ JULY 20th, 2022 AIMS PRESS RELEASE – The exams for the role of driver will resume from September: this was guaranteed by the metropolitan city of Rome Capital to President Paolo De Santis
Rome 20 July 2022
The president of Aims, Paolo De Santis, today met with dr. Stefano Orlandi, manager of the Mobility and Transport department of the metropolitan city of Roma Capitale. The subject of the meeting, requested by Aims for the protection of its members and more generally of the NCC category, was the lack of drivers linked to the delay in restoring a schedule of exams for the role of driver, consistent with the strong demand for NCC in run for months in the Roman metropolitan area.
De Santis pointed out how, following the generalized suspension of the Covid-19 emergency, the market has for months been expressing a strong push to incoming tourist flows and internal traffic, which unfortunately cannot meet an adequate response in the offer of the service quality guaranteed by the Ncc sector. On the one hand, rental companies find themselves having cars parked in the garage that do not find authorized drivers, on the other hand they risk burdening the drivers on duty with excessive workloads.
De Santis asked for an immediate commitment from the department to put an end to a situation that penalizes not only operators in the NCC sector, but the entire economy of the metropolitan city, due to the repercussions that come from it to the entire tourism and consumption chain. .
Orlandi assured that from the second half of September the exams will resume at the rate of about 70 candidates per week, so as to dispose of the more than a thousand questions accumulated between 2020 and 2022 in time for the Christmas holidays, another period of high tourist season. .
Aims remains vigilant and promises, if necessary, a further intervention in the appropriate locations, at the beginning of autumn.
◼️ JULY 14th, 2022 – EUNEWS
Paolo De Santis, president of Aims, Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers for a Sustainable Mobility: “Risk of anti-European drift of the law for the market and competition”
◼️ JULY 8th, 2022 – The president of Aims, Paolo De Santis, has been invited at 2.00 pm at the Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and mobility for a further discussion between NCC organizations and Deputy Minister Teresa Bellanova, on the DDL Concorrenza. . The meeting took place after the one that the Deputy Minister had held at 11.00am with the union representatives of taxi drivers.
◼️ JULY 4th, 2022 – The president of Aims, Paolo De Santis, has been again invited to Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and mobility to discuss about the DDL Concorrenza. The union representatives of taxi drivers met at 13.00 and the NCC organizations at 17.00. The two meetings chaired by Deputy Minister Teresa Bellanova.
◼️ JUNE 27th, 2022– The president, Paolo De Santis, has been invited to the meeting at the Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and mobility to discuss about the DDL Concorrenza. Two working tables: the first with the union representatives of taxi drivers (at 10.30am); the second with the most representative NCC organizations (at 2.30 pm). The two meetings were chaired by Deputy Minister Teresa Bellanova.
◉ Three agency (ILSOLE24ORE, ANSA, ADNKRONOS) dispatches related to the meeting with the Italian Vice Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility:
ILSOLE24.ORE – 28/06/2022 – Concorrenza: Sciopero dei taxi confermato. Alla Camera ripartenza da 418 emendamenti (Il Sole 24 Ore, pag. 10). Il disegno di legge. Primo vertice interlocutorio con la viceministra Bellanova. Oggi riunione di maggioranza. L’articola cita la dichiarazione del presidente Aims.
ANSA – ROME, 27 GIUGNO – DE SANTIS A ANSA – Ddl Concorrenza: Aims (Ncc), to keep art. 10. Il presidente dell’Associazione imprenditori per la mobilità sostenibile, Aims, Paolo De Santis, parlando alla riunione convocata da Teresa Bellanova, viceministro del ministero delle infrastrutture e della mobilità sostenibili, nei suoi uffici, con la categoria del noleggio con conducente, Ncc, ha affermato che, sul DDL per il Mercato e la Concorrenza 2021, “il governo deve tirare dritto per la sua strada, auspicando che la Camera possa migliorare il contenuto dell’art. 10 per il pieno rispetto delle leggi Ue su libertà di stabilimento e concorrenza. Senza concorrenza il mercato muore, e senza rispetto del diritto di stabilimento si cancellano le conquiste del mercato interno Ue”, ha affermato De Santis. (ANSA).
◉ ADNKRONOS – 27/06/2022 – ROMA, 27 GIUGNO – DE SANTIS A ADNKRONOS – Ddl Concorrenza: Aims (Ncc), mantenere articolo 10. Il presidente dell’Associazione imprenditori per la mobilità sostenibile, Aims, Paolo De Santis, uscendo dalla riunione convocata dalla viceministro del ministero delle infrastrutture e della mobilità sostenibili, nei suoi uffici, con la categoria del noleggio con conducente Ncc, ha affermato che, sul Ddl Concorrenza, “il governo deve tirare dritto per la sua strada, auspicando che la Camera possa migliorare il contenuto dell’art. 10, o almeno mantenerlo nell’attuale versione, per il pieno rispetto delle leggi Ue su libertà di stabilimento e concorrenza”. E’ quanto si legge in una nota. “Chi vuole lo stralcio dell’articolo 10, si prende grandi responsabilità. Senza concorrenza il mercato muore, e senza rispetto del diritto di stabilimento si cancellano le conquiste del mercato interno Ue”, ha affermato De Santis, aggiungendo che basterebbe mettersi dalla parte dei cittadini e di chi si sposta per lavoro o turismo, per capire cosa vuole la gente.
◼️ APRIL 11th, 2022 – Rome, Bettoja Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio -time 10:30. Event “Il Bello dell’Italia che aiuta – Rapporto Missione Insfo – ROE for Ukrainian”. Speech by the president of Aims, Mr. Paolo De Santis
◼️ MARCH 10th 2022
Humanitarian Action for Ukraine . Appeal to friends and people of good will
In the face of the worsening humanitarian situation in Ukraine, our association acts with humanitarian missions in this country.
You might have read and watched on our website (www.aimsaltramobilita.eu) one of our associates narrating his participation to a humanitarian mission carried out in the Ukrainian town of Ternopil at the beginning of March, and explaining the motivations behind it. He said what, I believe, all of us at Aims feel: it is a moral duty to help those who are faced with death and destruction. We don’t feel like covering our eyes and not seeing, closing our ears and not hearing. We want to bring medicines, food and other items of absolute necessity, to the border between Poland and Ukraine and, if the conditions on the ground allow, enter Ukraine, as our Alfonso did. On our return we will load from Ukraine old people, women and children, accompanying them in the EU locations that the local institutions to which we refer and with which we collaborate will indicate to us.
Our partner in Ukraine is the Ukrainian Education Platform. In Italy we are cooperating with Catholic institutions such as Migrantes, the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Ukrainian Basilica of saint Sofia in Rome. The Archdioceses of Ferrara takes part to the mission. We also informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Government Department of Civil Protection.
We appeal to your sense of humanity.
Should you want to send comment, proposals, requests or offers, please use the following emails:
Head of Mission Alfonso Melchiorre email@example.com
Treasurer Tony Toti firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you want to donate money, please take note of the following information:
Holder of the account Aims Associazione Imprese per la Mobilità Sostenibile
Account name AimsForUkraine HumanitarianFund
code BIC/SWIFT POSOIT22 (sometimes XXX has to be added at the end).
Holder of the account Aims Associazione Imprese per la Mobilità Sostenibile
Account name Aims Associazione Imprese per la Mobilità Sostenibile
code BIC/SWIFT POSOIT22 (sometimes XXX has to be added at the end).
Reason for payment (in both cases) Ukraine Humanitarian Donation.
The accounts ONLY handle payments related to the Aims humanitarian missions for Ukraine. Nothing will be spent to pay people who in any capacity work on these missions, not even for reimbursement of expenses. Drivers and other operators will provide their own vehicles and volunteer their time. Please understand that their volunteering will result in the loss of earnings in their professional and entrepreneurial job for the days that will be dedicated to humanitarian action. Each mission will be reported with the assistance of a chartered accountant, and the document will be countersigned by the three aforementioned persons. The bank reports will be published on the Aims website until the closing of the current account of the Ukraine missions. The expense receipts will remain available, for inspection by anyone who has made donations to the accounts indicated above. When our engagement will end, in the event of a cash surplus, Aims will transfer the surplus to a Ukrainian orphanage. Hurry, please! Next convoy is planned to leave Rome on Wednesday 16th to be in Lviv on 18th morning!!!
President Aims, Paolo De Santis, Rome, 10 March 2022
◼️ Adequately serve the travelers who choose to arrive or depart from Rome stations and airports
The lower pressure on airports and railway stations due to the pandemic still in progress, could be an opportunity to experience some improvement in the poor situation of the parking spaces reserved for cars authorized for the rental service with driver. Reopening the discussion on the matter could drive to innovative solutions, appreciated by the three interested parties: management, NCC (car rental with driver), travelers.
This would be a useful result also to strengthen the candidacy of the capital to host the Universal Expo 2030. Among the indices that will make the Bureau International des Expositions (Bie), the body in charge of the assignment, to judge positively or negatively the hosting candidate town, there is the one dealing with the arrivals and departures services to the passengers in airports and railway stations.
Let’s try to imagine the vote that the BIE’s commissioners and examiners will assign to Rome mobility, after their direct and personal experience at the moment of the arrival in Rome. It is in the things that many of those delegates will use the services of the NCC operators, and discover that the rules fixed by the authorities are penalizing both the travellers/visitors and those who serve them. Just read their nightmare.
At Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport
The passenger will have to follow his driver to the parking area established by ADR (Airport of Rome Fiumicino) which is about 200 meters from Terminal 3 (half is the distance from Terminal 1). Baggage, cold rain and wind are included, when it is the case.
At Rome Ciampino G.B. Pastine airport
By the Bie representatives, the situation will certainly be judged at the verge of scandal. They would have to walk at least 400 meters to get to the rental car, in any weather situation. Let’s try to imagine the situation, in case the delegate is a person with disabilities. It should be added that the NCC drivers already before the Covid-19 era, were forbidden from entering the ARRIVALS terminal to wait for their customers.
At Rome Termini train station
NCC drivers are barred from wellcoming customers on both via Marsala and via Giolitti. NCC drivers are barred from welcoming their customers on both via Marsala and via Giolitti. The traveler – let’s say the BIE’s delegate – will be recommended to walk (in any condition should he be) – to the distant parking area where the NCC driver succeeded to park.
At Rome Tiburtina train station
Our hypothetical BIE delegate will probably be amazed at the chaos that reigns supreme, unless he has already received reports or videos that have warned him. The area in front of the station is currently under renovation, the purposes of which are not yet known. Given the precedents, it is likely that a satisfactory modality for NCC mobility has not been programmed. The current regulation does not provide for either stalls or paid parking for NCC operators.
Situations like those described above, are not common in the EU capital towns. Given for granted that the Italian Foreign Minister has announced Rome’s candidacy for Expo 2030, it is needed to urgently solve the matter.
P.S. Next Jubilee will happen in 2025, in less than 3 years from now. Unlike the Expo, here Rome operates under a monopoly regime. It is not a good reason to penalize the poor pilgrims flockiing to Rome. Let the authorities solve the matter on time.