The city is a pioneer in the system that is successful in other countries and allows the municipality to have control over the tax collection and other important data for the improvement of transport
Two companies and two consortia submitted proposals in the bidding processes for the Digital Ticketing System of Rio de Janeiro. The highest bidder was the Consórcio Bilhete Digital (formed by RFC Rastreamento de Frotas Ltda and Auto Tijuca Participações Ltda), with an offer of R$ 110 million for the concession. If approved in the technical analyses, the Consórcio will be responsible for an unprecedented model in national capitals, although one that has been adopted in several countries: the municipality will have the control over the tax collection and the monitoring of passenger demand on all the lines, allowing greater financial transparency, planning with reliable data and an improvement in the transport services, including potential electrification. Find out more here.
“With the control over the tax collection, the city hall will have more security to invest in the system, including the possibility of the electrification of the buses, which is a recurring demand of civil society,” explains Marcel Martin, the coordinator of the Transport portfolio at iCS. It is worth remembering the campaign created by ITDP, Casa Fluminense and IDEC to demand that the city hall take advantage of the open bidding process for the purchase of buses for the BRT as an opportunity for the effective engagement with the commitments of a good, cheap, clean, safe and quality transport system for the population.
Credit: City Hall of Rio de Janeiro