Discounted fees and initiatives for mobility and public transport
To encourage traveling by public transport and promote class attendance, the University of Parma has signed an agreement with TEP and Crédit Agricole offering significant fare reductions and installment payments for annual city and intercity bus passes in Parma.
The agreement is effective from 21 August to 15 November 2023 and is intended for regular on-course students at the University. The agreement has been extended to 30 November 2023.
To access the grant simply present the ad-hoc voucher (downloadable at https://www.idem.unipr.it/secure/tepunipr2023 subject to eligibility) and the MiMuovo card (alternatively a passport photo), activate your Student Card - CartaConto Università di Parma - at a Crédit Agricole Italia branch or online, and use it to make the payment.
Subscriptions can be purchased at several TEP points:
The MiMuovo card costs 5 euros and can be requested at https://cardmimuovo.tep.pr.it/ by selecting the desired subscription. The card can be collected after 7 days at Crédit Agricole Italia, agency 14, via Langhirano 51, where the Student Card can be directly activated. Once you have collected your MiMuovo card, simply reload it online at www.tep.pr.it or at TEP ticket offices by using the Student Card.
To access the deal students must pay half of the subsidised cost to TEP upon subscription, using the bank activated Unipr Student Card as a means of payment, then regularly pay the November 2023 fees, and finally pay the remaining half of the subscription cost to the University when paying the April 2024 tuition installment. If a student does not pay the November 2023 fees, TEP will discontinue the student's subscription after 3 months from subscription if urban, and 5 months (or the number of months as to cover the cost paid by the student at the time of subscription) if interurban, with no reactivation option.
The new subsidised rates can be found in the prospectus below.
For further information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
To encourage traveling by public transport and promote class attendance, the University of Parma has signed an agreement with SETA S.p.A. (the company operating urban and interurban bus routes in the province of Piacenza) and Crédit Agricole Italia.
The agreement is effective from 21 August to 15 November 2023 and is available to all new students and those in regular course of study. It involves significant fare reductions for urban and non-urban annual bus passes in Piacenza. The agreement has been extended to 31 December 2023.
To access the grant, students must first activate the Unipr Student Card as CartaConto University of Parma, and use it to make the payment.
To apply go to Piacenza Bus Station ticket office, via Colombo n.1 during opening hours and submit:
For further information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, call SETA at 840 000 216 or WhatsApp 334 219 4058.
TEP discounted season tickets for UNIPR students
Effective January 1, 2023, the new local public transport fares came into effect.
The new fares for students are as follows:
The discount is available to all students of the University of Parma, including Master's and PhD, without age limit.
To claim the reduced fare, students must go to TEP counters (passes cannot be recharged at retail outlets, ATMs and online) bringing the self-certification that can be downloaded from the Esse3 website (instructions are attached below).
TEP has a system for booking appointments so as to avoid waiting. Reservations can be made online at https://webapp.tep.pr.it/prenotazioni.html or phoning 0521 214441 (working days from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
To meet the demands of students, TEP has made significant changes to the evening and night runs. As of 12 September 2023, Prontobus service and night lines 2N and 4N will be discontinued, while daytime services on lines 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 21 will be extended after 8 p.m., with 30 minutes frequency. Services will run until midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Night runs will be accessible with regular tickets and passes, at no additional cost.
The new night services cover the city center, the ER.GO residence in San Pancrazio (1 run/hour) and the university campus area.
Check out TEP webpage for full details: https://www.tep.pr.it/linee-e-orari/linee-urbane-notturne/.
Direct line Campus - San Lazzaro - East Cittadella
From October will start a direct run from San Lazzaro/East Citadel/Stadium to the Science and Technology Campus, consisting of 3 round trips a day.
Line 6 - Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
For the benefit of Veterinary students, Line 6 route has been extended by moving the bus stop near the University's campus.
“Mi Muovo regional rail pass - free travel on city bus routes”
With an annual or monthly subscription to the regional rail service you can travel for free on buses in 13 cities in Emilia-Romagna (nine main cities plus Carpi, Imola and Faenza). Free public transportation is valid in both city of departure and arrival. For detailed information and to download the application form please visit the Emilia Romanga Region website http://mobilita.regione.emilia-romagna.it/news-archivio/2018/agosto/autobus-gratis-istruzioni-per-luso-dal-1-settembre-lintegrazione-tariffaria-tra-bus-e-treno.
The 2018 Budget Law introduced a 19% tax deduction on expenses incurred in the purchase of season tickets for local, regional and interregional public transport services, for a maximum annual cost of 250 euros.
University employees can benefit from discounted local bus fares. The City of Parma approved the new fares effective from 01.01.2023.
The annual urban season ticket increases from 220 to 260 euros;
the six-month urban season ticket increases from 130 to 170 euros.
For interurban routes only the annual season ticket is available at a rate according to the route of interest.
If you do not already own the Mi Muovo card there is an additional cost of 5 euros. The Mi Muovo card is valid for five years.
The personnel concerned must access the web page https://www.idem.unipr.it/secure/tepuniprdip and, after the authentication phase, must fill in the application form. Once completed and submitted, the request will be automatically recorded in the University protocol and sent to the Salaries, Compensation and Welfare Organisational Unit to apply the deduction.
For the issuance of the subsidised season ticket, the applicant must make an appointment online at the link https://prenotazioni.cl.tep.pr.it/, then go to the TEP ticket office in Piazzale Barbieri (Barriera Bixio), bringing the following documents:
For more information please contact corporate Mobility Manager Iacci Chiara at email@example.com.
30 May 2023 update
The agreement between Infomobility and the University of Parma promotes sustainable transport for home-university travel through discounted rates for the university community.
Parma Bike Sharing
The agreement entails a subsidized annual registration fee of 15 euros instead of 25 euros (including a 5-euro recharge) and 10 euros for renewals instead of 15 euros. As a reminder, the first half hour of use of the Parma Bike Sharing service is always free, even several times a day. For more information on the service: https://www.infomobility.pr.it/bike-sharing/
Secure parking for bicycles, motorcycles and scooters at the Cicletteria
The annual subscription for parking at Cicletteria near Parma train station has a discounted rate of 120 euros instead of 160 euros; for monthly subscriptions, the discounted rate is 11 euros instead of 15 euros. A new feature of the agreement entails parking for motorcycles and scooters at 225 or 285 euros (depending on engine power) instead of 300 or 380 euros yearly and 21 or 26 euros instead of 28 or 35 euros monthly. These discounted rates also apply to future renewals.
Subscription of agreements
Subscriptions for Parma Bike Sharing and bike, motorcycle and scooter parking can be purchased at the Cicletteria by proving your affiliation to the university (by presenting your University ID badge, Student Card or "substitute declaration" form, downloadable from the Infomobility website). A valid ID card must be produced.
Emilia-Romagna encourages the use of bicycles by partially reimbursing the purchase of a pedal-assisted bicycle or cargo bike. A higher grant is awarded to citizens who have scrapped a car.
For the year 2023 only purchases made from 7 August 2023 onwards will be eligible for the contribution.
Regarding the increased contribution for scrapping a car, scrappings occurred from 1 January 2023 will be accepted.
Detailed information on the grant is available at the dedicated webpage.
To promote traffic decongestion in urban areas and reduce the use of individual private transportation, businesses and public administrations are required to adopt a home-to-work travel plan (PSCL) for their employees and appoint a mobility manager with ongoing professional support functions for decision-making, planning, programming, management and promotion of optimal sustainable mobility solutions (D L. No. 34 of 19.05.2020 converted into L. No. 77 of 17.07.2020).
The mobility manager of the University of Parma is Ing. Chiara Iacci who deals with students and employees mobility.
The corporate mobility manager has the following duties:
(a) developing of the PSCL and implementing interventions of employee mobility to enable permanent reduction of the environmental impact resulting from vehicular traffic in urban and metropolitan areas;
(b) supporting adoption of the PSCL;
c) monitoring the implementation of the PSCL by tracking employee travel and assessing satisfaction levels;
d) maintening relations with public and private entities directly involved in managing employees travel;
e) activities of information, dissemination and awareness on sustainable mobility;
f) training and guidance actions to encourage the use of bicycle and pedestrian mobility, public transport services and complementary services, including those of an innovative nature, in collaboration with the area mobility manager;
g) supporting the area mobility manager in promoting interventions to encourage intermodality, development of safe bicycle and pedestrian routes, efficiency and effectiveness of public transport services, development of shared mobility services and infomobility services.
The home-work Commute Plan (PSCL) aims to reduce private car use and identifies the measures to make home-work commuting a sustainable reality, based on employees' commuting, their mobility needs and the public transport offer of the area in question.
The PSCL defines the benefits of the implementation of the measures it envisages, assessing the advantages both for the employees (travel time, transport costs and transport comfort) and the public administration (in economic and productivity terms, for the community and in environmental, social and economic terms).
University of Parma Mobility Manager