The metro rail sector made possible as a business

*Roberta Marchesi, Superintendent of National Association of Passenger Rail Operators (ANPTrilhos) The passenger rail transport is a public service of a social nature, which has as a goal the displacement of large numbers of people, structuring high demand corridors and contributing for the urban mobility improvement through the provision of a fast, regular, secure and…

ANPTrilhos upholds the Program to Support Municipal Concessions launched by the Brazilian government

By Joubert Fortes Flores Filho, President of the council of the National Association of Passenger Rail Operators (ANPTrilhos) Based on the strong demand from the municipal governments and to encourage investments in the infrastructure area, the Brazilian president Michel Temer has signed the Provisional Measure to establish the Program to Support Municipal Concessions, which aims…

The importance of thinking of rails for mobility

Roberta Marchesi* ANPTrilhos – National Association of Passenger Rail Operators – gathers the rail passenger transport system operators to act in order to develop and improve the metrorail network in Brazil. In view of the importance of rail transport for the citizen and for the mobility in our cities, ANPTrilhos defends its inclusion as a…

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…