Transport Economics


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.


why you should choose tis

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.

Transport Economy


Strategic level
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Multicriteria analysis
  • Financial and risk analysis
  • Transportation system costs and revenues


Tactical level
  • Business plans
  • Transport’s public accounts
  • Tariff systems


Operational Level
  • Cost evaluation of urban projects


  • Study of Demand, Evaluation of Social and Environmental Benefits and Cost-Benefit Analysis for several extensions of the Metro of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra
  • Analysis of the Tariff Systems for AML, MPA and Inter-Regional Public Transport of Madeira
  • Structuring of the PT Tariff System in Greater Porto
  • Redefinition of the PT Tariff System in the AML and the Multi Operator Titles Revenue Distribution Rules
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis for Concession of the Marão Tunnel and AE Transmontana
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis for Logistics Platform of Leixões
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis for Lisbon-Porto and Lisbon-Madrid high-speed railway lines
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Implementation of the Information System STCW - European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
  • Business model for interfaces, namely for the Gare do Oriente
  • Public Transport’s Account for the motorway network
  • Public Account for Cascais and those for the eleven municipalities of the Region of Aveiro
  • Business model for Vilamoura parking
  • PETS - Pricing European Transport Systems
  • UNITE - Unification of Accounts and Marginal Costs for Transport Efficiency
  • REVENUE - Use of Revenues from Transport Pricing
  • BENEFIT - Business models for enhancing funding and enabling financing for infrastructure in transport
  • RAILCALC - Calculation of Use Costs of Railway Infrastructures

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