BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 – 2020)


State of Rio de Janeiro
State of Sao Paolo



Initial budget

560 000 €

Technical partners

Ile-de-France Mobilités

Type of agreement


Duration of the agreement

3 years

Implementation date and schedule

Launch: March 2017 Closing date: April 2020

Context of the cooperation

In Rio de Janeiro, with the organisation of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, the city has undergone a real transformation in terms of urban mobility. Several BRT lines, a metro line and a light rail system were introduced, and new players and operators joined the network. The financial and political crisis in the State of Rio de Janeiro made it difficult to manage this new transport system properly.

In Sao Paolo, several projects were underway: two monorail lines, two metro train lines and two underground metro lines were under construction, and a light rail line had recently been inaugurated. In order to better manage this rapidly expanding system, in which the number of players and operators is increasing, the authorities are studying changes to the fares policy and the creation of an urban transport regulatory agency.

This technical cooperation, financed by AFD and implemented by CODATU, is in response to a request from the authorities of the States of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo to strengthen their transport and urban mobility policies, in parallel with two loans from AFD: one to the State of Sao Paolo to finance the new metro train line (13-Jade), and another to the State of Rio de Janeiro for budget support for their urban mobility policy.

Main needs

Between 2017 and 2020, the technical cooperation led by CODATU with the States of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo has made it possible to support the formulation, strengthening or development of several innovative mobility policies and projects:

-Multimodal stations in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo,

-The VLT in Niteroi,

-A mass transit line in Guarulhos,

-Fare policy and integration in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo,

-Train maintenance and operation in Sao Paolo.

This support has taken the form of participative workshops, visits by specialists, study trips, temporary installations and the funding of pre-feasibility studies.

Codatu Team

-Cooperation officer in Sao Paolo: Bruno Almeida Maximino

-Project manager: Marion Hoyez

-Senior expert: Etienne Lhomet, DVDH

Our cooperations

ANGOLA: Support for the Angolan Ministry of Transport (2022 - 2025)
ECUADOR: Support for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador (2018 - 2022)
ARGENTINA: Support for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in developing its urban and sustainable mobility policy (2021 - 2024)
COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 - 2020
PERU (2): Support for Promovilidad (programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications) (2022 - 2025)
PERU (1): Support for Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 - 2020)
INDIA: Support to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) 2015-2017
TUNISIA: Technical cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (2016-2018 and 2019-2022)
SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 - 2023)
EGYPT: Improvement of mobility systems in Cairo and Alexandria (2017 - 2020 extension 2023)
KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)
IVORY COAST: Support to the Urban Mobility Authority of Greater Abidjan (2021 - 2023)
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