Urban Public Transit System in the City of São Paulo, Brazil: Its Operations and Use by People

by Pedro Luiz de Brito Machado, São Paulo Transporte S.A., R. 13 de Maio, 1376, S. Paulo, Brazil,
Francisco Armando Noschang Christovam, São Paulo Transporte S.A., R. 13 de Maio, 1376, S. Paulo, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: This paper describes the current situation of the public transport system in the city of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil, and its metropolitan area, with emphasis on current developments. A concise evaluation follows, upon which some critical issues, requiring further consideration, are highlighted. In conclusion, an overview is presented of a novel medium-capacity mode currently under development by SPTrans, the local public transit management agency.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Transportation management | Urban areas | Rail transportation | Developing countries | Traffic management | Brazil | South America

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