Colbus is the Demand-Responsive Transport service for the Appennino Bolognese region, a rural and mountainous area located on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy. It complements the existing regional transport offer on the firstand last kilometre.
Colbus makes it easier for users to get to the region's main tourist attractions (e.g. hiking trails) from the nearest train stations.
Due to the topographical and geographical characteristics of the served area, booking in advance (before 8:00 p.m. the day before departure) is a condition deemed necessary to guarantee the smooth operation of the service. Indeed, some itineraries can only be used at certain times of the day or the impossibility of turning around prevents the implementation of last minute bookings.
The service is based on a free floating configuration and operates door-to-door on certain itineraries. It is open only on weekends and during school holidays from 8am to 8pm.