Article: Sustainable urban mobility

*João Gouveia, executive director of ANPTrilhos   Urban mobility is essential for the well-being and quality of life of citizens. The constant traffic jams in medium and large urban centers evidence the need for a change in the transportation matrix of Brazilians. Meeting this demand requires planning. One may no longer think of urban transportation singly,…

Brazil: Securing the urban mobility legacy

Hosting mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Games can have a profound effect on cities and countries, leading in some cases to a complete transformation of infrastructure and the urban environment. This year, Brazil will host the World Cup, followed two years later by the 2016 Olympics. Click here to read…

PPP [Public Private Partnership] and Concession – trends for the urban metro-railway sector in Brazil

* Roberta Marchesi Partnerships between government and private initiative are important for the development of infrastructure projects in Brazil and it would not be different with the urban metro-railway sector of passengers, where private investor is an ally to the fast development of projects. The concessionaire, by having freedom of negotiation, may develop and amplify…