The University of Milan (La Statale) was amongst the first public entities in Italy to sign onto the Ministry of the Environment’s Decree of 27 March 1998 in support of sustainable transportation and to encourage University staff use of public transport. The University also appointed a Mobility Manager to head up any projects needed to reduce the number of commuter vehicles in use.
To incentivise University staff to use public transport, the University offers 80% of the cost for an ATM-SITAM, TRENORD, and Io Viaggio pass for anywhere in the Region of Lombardy (with a total value of up to Euro 258.23), representing the highest cost-sharing programme for any campus in Italy.
Along with this programme comes a series of others, including the University’s agreement with Trenitalia Spa - thanks to the Corporate FRECCIA Programme, University staff along with doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students, and fellows enjoy a 15% discount for business travel and a 10% discount for personal travel. Discounts are also available with bicycle manufacturers, electric-scooter, bike, and cargobike ride-sharing services, not to mention city-bus and hybrid-car options.