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BNDES launches guide to assist managers in contracting urban mobility projects


Available for download at, the publication offers guidance on selection of technologies and implementation of projects

The initiative is a partnership of BNDES with the Ministry of Cities and KfW (German Development Bank) 


The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), the Ministry of Cities and the German Financial Cooperation, through the German Development Bank (KfW), on Wednesday, 16, released the “TPC Guide: guidelines for selection of technology and implementation of Collective Public Transport projects”.  

Geared to public managers and professionals in the area, the publication serves as support material for the choice and implementation of collective public transport systems. The guide aims to help state and municipal secretaries and managers in choosing the most appropriate system for each city. 

“The guide supports the cities in preparing their terms of reference when contracting the works,” explained BNDES’s director of Government and Infrastructure, Marcos Ferrari, during the guide’s launch event at the headquarters of the Bank, in Rio. In addition to the Bank’s director, Annette Windmeisser (Minister-Counsellor and Head of the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Embassy of Germany), Inácio Bento de Morais Júnior (National Secretary of Urban Mobility of the Ministry of Cities) and José Renato da Gama Barandier Jr. (Municipal Secretary of Urban Planning and Mobility of Niterói and representative of the Brazilian National Association of Mayors) also attended the opening of the event.

The TPC Guide is available.

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