The investment in the transport system, whether carried out at the level of the infrastructure or the operation, or the analyses of new business models for parking, shared mobility, or other systems, implies a careful assessment of the associated costs and benefits associated benefits in order to ensure that investments are effectively proportional to the benefits they introduce, not only from the service provider's perspective, but also from positive (and negative) externalities to society and the population in general.
If, up until recently, the economic evaluation was oriented to evaluate large projects, it is now clear that there are advantages in evaluating all the projects, to make clear which benefits are expected to be achieved, being the monetary valuation one of the pieces that allows easy comparison between proposals.
The activities related to the transportation of people and goods systematically involve financial efforts relevant to the State or private companies. TIS's integrated vision enables organizations to understand the risks and opportunities of business, enabling informed decision-making.
TIS has a large experience in developing projects that help assessing the best transportation solutions and if they are balanced from the point of view of the costs and benefits associated with them.
For several years, TIS has developed demand studies and the calculation of social and environmental benefits to support the request for funding for the expansion of the Lisbon and Porto Metro networks. It was also a privileged partner of Brisa in the tender processes associated with the development of the national motorway network expansion plan.
With a different but equally interesting perspective, TIS applied the principles of analytical accounting in Public Accounts for the motorway network of concessionaires and also for some of the Portuguese municipalities.
More recently, in the development of Transport Operational Plans, we have been supporting the municipalities and CIM (Intermunicipal Communities) to assess costs and revenues of the existing and future road public transport offer, which will determine, among other things, the basic values for launching tender procedures for the networks that will be contracted until 2019.
TIS has always followed the best practices and recommendations in the field of the transport economy, offering, with great advantage, the articulation between the robustness of the economic approach and a deep know-how of operation model for all different modes of transport.
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