Overview Brazilian Railroad Models – Chronology The first investments in railroads in Brazil were made to serve the massive production of coffee for exportation between 1854-1905. The need of transport infrastructure to carry out the grains produced for the ports, … Continue reading Railways: Authorization Regime
The intercity bus services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been served by a single operator since 1979. The Transport General Authority is leading the liberalization of the market in KSA targeting to serve all the kingdom with the … Continue reading Intercity buses – PPP process in KSA
It is estimated that within 10 years, over 30% of the road assets value in developing countries will be lost due to lack of routine and periodic maintenance. The deficit of adequate road maintenance causes the rapid deterioration of road … Continue reading Framework for the implementation of Road Asset Management System
It is known that transport is one of the major contributors to global climate change, responsible for one quarter of global energy related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and one sixth of total emissions, in conjunction with the fastest growing emissions … Continue reading Hydrogen trains – Is it a sustainable option for freight transport?
Total mobility impact The understanding of future mobility is a subject of continuous questioning, as views adapt to new perspectives and outcomes driven by technological breakthroughs, new business models and regulations, as well as the pandemic trajectory. Therefore, the aim … Continue reading Insights on post-pandemic mobility: the case of Spain
When considering a public transport for interurban demand, rail and air are top of mind while bus is usually the minority player. Although road travel is the most flexible mode due to infrastructure availability, choice of destinations and level of … Continue reading Intercity buses – Could it be the most sustainable option for interurban demand in the future?
Asset management: key element for road safety Safety is a major contributor on social impact in road infrastructure. In fact, it holds a significant share of the potential benefits included in the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of road projects and therefore, … Continue reading Road Safety
Air and rail are two important transport modes that historically had limited interaction, with perhaps the exception of airport express trains. Nevertheless, technological developments such as the high-speed railway services and the increasing importance of environmental preservation in the national … Continue reading Air vs. Rail: can rivals become partners?