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Giorgio Ambrosino

Giorgio Ambrosino

Giorgio Ambrosino (GA) is an expert in Urban Public Transport, Urban mobility, Logistics and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Over the last 40 years, Giorgio Ambrosino has gained a significant experience in supporting Public Authorities and Transport Operators in the design of services and implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Public Transport including Flexible and shared schemes (i.e. DRTS –  Demand Responsive Transport Services) for rural areas and/or elder/disable citizens, Urban Mobility, Traffic Management and City Logistics services.

His expertise covers in particular large projects for Transport sector (Fleet Management Systems, User Information Systems, E-Ticketing, Bus Rapid Transit Corridors, service performance evaluation, etc), Flexible and shared mobility services (DRT, sharing mobility agency, asset sharing, rural and peripherical mobility services, community services, etc.),  Urban Mobility (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, service planning, Network Modelling and Assessment,  Urban Traffic Control schemes, Access Control Systems, Integrated parking system,   etc.).

GA works also on the “Smart City” measures, providing assistance to Local Public Authorities for the definition of operational/ organizational impacts required to manage technologies.

GA has been involved in more than 50 projects, either as partner or coordinator, funded by different EU-R&D programs (H2020, II-VIIFP, etc.), environment and energy (IEE, LIFE), transnational and interregional Cooperation (INTERREG IIIB, IIIC, IVC, Maritime Italy-France, EUROPE, MED, SEE, ENI-CBC, ADRION, URBACT) as well as by National and Regional Programmes (DOCUP Structural Funds, POR-Creo). 

GA was/is involved as Technical and Scientific Committee participant and as Chairman in different European and international conferences and workshops. He was speaker in several workshops and conferences on ITS, mobility and logistics organized by Universities and Public Administration.

GA is also responsible for the organization of training courses and seminars involving technicians and operators from Public Authorities and Operators on technological, operational and organizational issues related to ITS operation (fleet monitoring, e-ticketing, DRTs, mobility services planning, etc.).

He is guest lecturer at Engineering University – Polytechnic in Milan since 2009. He was lecturer on ITS,  Public Transport and urban mobility in several workshops and university courses and he has also scientific collaboration with a large number of research organizations as, among the others: Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Università di Pisa, Abeerdeen University (Scotland), Newcastle University (UK), Thessaloniki University (GR), ENEA (IT), Logistics Institute in Poznan (PL), Uniervisitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcellona (ES), CERTU and IFSTTAR (F), Technical University of Crete (GR), Escuela Superior de Ingeneria in Quito (Ecuador), EMBARQ, UITDP, Pontifica Universidad de Santiago de Chile, etc.

Abstract

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE MOBILITY IN RURAL AREAS: THE SMARTA PROJECT

The presentation discusses the key findings from the SMARTA Project, highlighting the need for a new vision of rural mobility from different aspects, including, among the others, institutional, regulatory and financial framework, organization and key responsibilities on rural transport, and integration of shared mobility services and related policies.