Public Road Transport


For most people, buses consist of the "gateway" to the public transit system, being the only transport option available for many.


From an environmental point of view, public transport is part of the array of sustainable mobility solutions and strategies to consider. From a social point of view, it is also an instrument for promoting social inclusion.


The technological evolution of buses and communication systems offer the possibility of integration with other mobility systems and better communication of the offers available to users.


Thus, Public road transport is an essential part of the global transport system.


Our genesis is associated with the expansion process of the heavy Portuguese public transport networks and the need to develop planning and demand studies that are able to support the decision process in a sustained manner. Since then, the use of a modelling software (PTV Visum is currently used) has enabled the development of multimodal transport models, in which the current and future operating conditions of transport systems are reproduced.


TIS is also at the forefront of the development of flexible transport networks (on request), as well as in the planning and rationalisation of school transport networks.


We have also collaborated with several Transportation Authorities in supporting the process of implementation of the Legal Regime of Passenger Transport Services, developing Operational Transport Plans for several Intermunicipal Communities and municipalities. TIS has also participated in several European research and consultancy projects in the planning and management of public road transport networks.


We believe that the client / user has a central role in the transport system and, as such, we offer skills in the domain of market studies, namely customer satisfaction assessment and the definition of action plans to improve the user’s experience.

Public Road Transport


Strategic level
  • Transportation policies
  • Business plans


Tactical level
  • Planning and design of road networks
  • Operational transport plans: regional and / or municipal scale
  • Studies on the restructuring of public transport networks
  • Exploration Models
  • Demand studies for collective transport networks (or lines)
  • Physical and / or economic feasibility studies
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Tariff models


Operational level
  • Planning and support to the implementation of flexible transport systems
  • Optimisation of school transport networks
  • Training of the technical teams of the Transportation Authorities
  • Micro-simulation of transport interfaces
  • Evaluating customer satisfaction
  • Action plans for the promotion of public transport services
  • Selection of the most appropriate transport technologies

our experience

  • Restructuring of the Lisbon and Porto Bus Networks
  • Analysis of the Carris networks, in the perspective of a potential concession
  • Operationalisation of the PSO contract, as well as the Memorandum and Financial Conditions
  • Evaluation of production gains from the improvement of commercial speeds
  • Update on the impact analysis study resulting from the concurrent operation of STCP in Vila D'Este and Vilar de Andorinho
  • Preliminary feasibility study for the introduction of a BRT corridor on the Cascais Line
  • Support in the contracting process of road transport public transport networks to some municipalities and intermunicipal communities
  • Business Model for the Licensing of the Bus Terminal of Lisbon’s Oriente Station
  • CONCERTOUR - Transport contribution to improve the competitiveness of the European tourism
  • EBSF - European Bus System of the Future
  • EBSF 2 - European Bus System of the Future 2 - Bus of the Future 2
  • ENERQI - Energy efficiency through the observation of quality by customers for the improvement of public transport
  • 3iBS - Intelligent, Innovative and Integrated Bus System
  • KITE: Intermodal Passenger Transport

TIS is Intelligent Movement

Over 25 years creating sustainable, integrated and all-in-one solutions in the area of mobility and transportation