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Companies shortlisted for Brasilia VLT feasibility study, Brazil [free access]

April 4, 2019

The Department of Transportation and Mobility of the Federal District/ Secretaria de Transporte e Mobilidade do Distrito Federal (SEMOB) has shortlisted four Brazil-based consortia and one company to conduct a feasibility study to develop a light rail transit (LRT)/ veículo leve sobre trilhos (VLT) system on a public–private partnership (PPP) basis along the W3 Avenue in Brasilia. A total of four consortia and five companies had submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) to conduct the feasibility study.


The shortlisted bidders are a consortium of ATP Engenharia and Headwayx Engenharia; a consortium of BF Capital Assessoria Em Operacoes Financeiras, Serveng–Civilsan S.A.–Empresas Associadas de Engenharia, Trans–Sistemas De Transportes, and Viação Piracicabana S/A; a consortium of Quanta Consultoria, SMF–Serviços Metroferroviários, Bom Sinal Indústria e Comércio, Engevix Engenharia e Projetos S.A., RMS Engenharia, Tecnifer Engenharia de Sistemas, and Loffler & Parente Projetos E Consultoria Empresarial; a consortium of Systra Engenharia E Consultoria and Benvenuto Engenharia; and Via Engineering. The shortlisted bidders have to submit a detailed work plan to the SEMOB by April 18, 2019. They have a period of 120 days to conduct the feasibility study.


The VLT line will span 22 km along the W3 Avenue and connect Asa Sul, Asa Norte, and Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. The line will be developed on a PPP basis at an estimated investment of BRL1 billion–BRL1.5 billion. It will be developed within a period of 36 months. It will offer multi-modal connectivity with a bus rapid transit (BRT) network and with Brasilia Metro. It will have an average daily ridership of 200,000 passengers.


(1 BRL [Brazilian Real] = 0.26 USD)