(Finance) – Rain of questions for the transport bonus, the contribution that the government has allocated with the various aid decrees in favor of public transport, to discourage the use of the car in favor of the collective public service. To the sun two weeks since the launch of the transport bonus they are approx 728 thousand vouchers issued and had access to the ad hoc platform created by the Ministry of Labor and MIMS 1.8 million people.
“This is an intervention that is attracting considerable interest from many students, workers, retirees, citizens who use collective transport, resulting in an environmental benefit with a reduction in the pressure of private vehicles in urban centers and related emissions pollutants “explains the Minister of Labor Andrea Orlandoadding “I think this response should be encouraged even more“.
The transport bonus is a contribution that it is up to everyoneworkers, retirees, students, as long as they are part of a household with income not exceeding 35 thousand euros, certified by the ISEE. The contribution covers 100% of the expenses for the monthly, multi-monthly and annual pass for buses, metro and trains, both regional and national, up to a maximum of 60 euros. It is possible to request it with very few steps on the website of the Ministry of Labor, for oneself or for a dependent minor child, by accessing with Spid or Cie. You will receive an email with a barcode to be presented to the transport manager, according to the methods indicated. by the company that manages the service.
Precisely for the success of the measure, the Aid decree ter launched by the government last week has allocated a reinforcement of 10 million euros for this measure which already had a budget of 180 million euros.
The bonus is aimed at mitigate household expenses for transport, although the price of gasoline, due to the cut in excise duties, fell this week to below € 1.7 per liter. The contribution also aims to make local public transport more competitive compared to private cars, with a double advantage: the reduction of traffic and emissions pollutants.