LAMSA (Linha Amarela S.A.)
LAMSA manages Linha Amarela (Yellow Line), one of the most important toll roads in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It connects neighborhoods and shortens distances, allowing the revitalization of much of the city’s north side.
In 2014, the Company attended 1,570 emergency medical service incidents and 10,180 emergency tow truck incidents, while the number of accidents on the highway fell from 1,483, in 2013, to 1,171. In addition to the impact of the drunk-driving law, this reduction was due to the following LAMSA initiatives:
- The installation of motorcycle accident prevention educational banners;
- The updating of the messages displayed in the variable message panels;
- The availability of a 24-hour toll-free telephone number (0800);
- The acquisition of three combined inspection/tow vehicles;
- Electronic truck ticketing.
LAMSA invested more than R$3.5 million in road modernization, improving traffic flow and services. In the maintenance area, it painted 12,000 square meters of horizontal signage, maintained 160 kilometers of lines and guiding signage, conserved 250,000 square meters of landscape and improved access to the reversible lanes. The Automatic Incident Detection System (DAI) was expanded on the road and in the tunnels and now has a total of 70 cameras capable of rapidly and accurately identifying any unusual incident on the expressway. 2014 investments totaled R$ 19.0 million.
CLN (Concessionária Litoral Norte)
CLN operates the BA-099 highway, which comprises the Estrada do Coco/Linha Verde system, connecting the city of Lauro de Freitas to the border between Bahia and Sergipe states. It crosses a beach-based tourist region, including environmental preservation areas, such as the Tamar project. The BA-099 has become consolidated as a high-quality, exceptionally comfortable and extremely safe highway, in addition to being an important agent for the region’s social and economic development. Its excellent state of conservation encourages private enterprise to invest in large-scale developments, especially hotels and other real estate projects.
CART (Concessionária Auto Raposo Tavares)
CART explores the Raposo Tavares Corridor, composed of the SP-225 João Baptista Cabral Rennó, SP-327 Orlando Quagliato and SP-270 Raposo Tavares highways, totaling 444 kilometers in the main stretch between Bauru and Presidente Epitácio, and has been responsible for maintaining and conserving 390 kilometers of side roads since 2013.
Another achievement in 2014 was the 36% reduction in the number of fatalities on the highways operated by CART from 42, in 2013, to 27. The company maintains a multidisciplinary accident investigation committee subordinate to the Operational Control Center (CCO), which works in conjunction with a team of professionals from the engineering, health, safety, communications and social development areas and has played a crucial role in providing input for important decisions for improving road safety and structure.
CBN (Concessionária Bahia Norte)
CBN operates the highways of the BA-093 system, which connect Salvador to various cities in the metropolitan region: Pojuca, Mata de São João, Dias D´Avila, Camaçari, Simões Filho, Lauro de Freitas and Candeias.
In order to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians, CBN implemented several initiatives in 2014, such as clearing the right-of-way, pavement monitoring, and the installation of 12.8 kilometers of guardrails, 43.9 km of horizontal signage and 443 vertical signs. The company also conducted traffic education campaigns in schools in areas adjoining the BA-093. As a result, the number of accidents with fatalities fell by 23% over 2013.
CRT (Concessionária Rio-Teresópolis)
CRT operates the stretch of the BR-116/RJ highway that includes the region encompassing the cities of Duque de Caxias (from the intersection with the BR-040/RJ), Magé, Guapimirim, Teresópolis, São José do Vale do Rio Preto and Sapucaia (until the intersection with the BR-393, on the border with the state of Minas Gerais, near the city of Além Paraíba). Its road infrastructure contributes to local development.
In 2014, the company concluded the connection between the BR-116/RJ and the BR-493,with the Arco Metropolitano installed close to Duque de Caxias. This new connection will attract new users to the highway, particularly cargo vehicles bound for São Paulo and the South of Brazil or those leaving these regions and bound for the North or Northeast. It has already added around 270 trucks to daily traffic on the highway. Two new overpasses also became operational, one at the intersection of the BR-116/RJ with the BR-493 and the other with the BR-040. Both structures were built by the state and federal governments.
CRT began new containment works at the points indicated by the Hillside Analysis and Monitoring System, which is vital for the safety of road users. Also, at the end of 2014 it began constructing a turnaround at km 111. This project was not envisaged in the original concession agreement, but was included due to the contractual rebalancing to meet the community’s needs.
CRA (Concessionária Rota do Atlântico)
CRA operates the Suape Highway and Logistics Complex, in Pernambuco, which is designed to meet the need for infrastructure investments in the Governador Eraldo Gueiros Port and Industrial Complex (Suape). More than 100 companies are installed or being installed (according to Suape), including shipyards, petrochemical plants and an oil refinery. The project will streamline the surrounding traffic through an integrated safety and accessibility solution, among other structures, in addition to driving the development of tourism in the state, as an alternative to the PE-60, which connects Recife to the beaches of Pernambuco’s southern coastline.
CRA built a new road connecting Suape to the state’s southern coastline, although there is still a pending turnaround (the Curva do Boi), which will connect Avenida Portuária to the PE-009. A study has been undertaken to determine the initial date of these works. The company will also carry out maintenance and adjustments, which will be permanent by the end of the concession.
The LAMSAC concessionaire (Linea Amarilla S.A.C.) is located in the metropolitan region of Lima, the capital of Peru, and is considered the country’s most important urban infrastructure project, since it envisages not only improved mobility, but also a series of social investments and the recovery of the Rimac River surroundings. The road increases the economic dynamics of the region, fueling local consumption and businesses and improving the quality of life of users due to improved traffic flow, interconnecting 11 city districts and increasing GDP. It is also worth noting that Lima was chosen to host the 2019 Pan American Games.
- Operational Control Center
- 4 light and 3 heavy tow trucks
- Mechanical assistance
- 1 fire-fighting vehicle and 1 hazardous substance vehicle
- 24-hour emergency telephone
Construction of the main component of the project - the tunnel beneath the Rímac River - is in an advanced stage.
The company built a new lane on the Via de Evitamiento, between the Huascar Bridge and Avenida Javier Prado.
At the same time, the company executed works on a Section 1 road, in addition to three existing lanes, and initiated the full repair and maintenance of the other roads in this section. It also implemented eight new pedestrian overpasses (replacing the existing ones, which were more than 40 years old), which are equipped with ramps and elevators, improving pedestrian access and bringing the surrounding communities together. One example is the Avenida Ramiro Prialé overpass, which benefited 8,800 neighbors of four low-income housing areas belonging to two adjacent communities.
Improvements to the Via de Evitamiento
- 560,000 sq.m. of bidirectional paving repaired
- 8 new pedestrian overpasses with LED lighting and ramps for disabled people
- 17 existing pedestrian overpasses painted
- Construction of an additional lane with 9 kilometers in both directions
- 34,000 meters of Jersey barrier with fence (a type of safety barrier) installed
- 1,200 cat‘s eyes installed on the Jersey barriers
- 53 bus stops painted
- 3 safety towers installed and running with specialized personnel
- 26 monitoring cameras and 10 surveillance cameras
- 300 LED lights renovated in the Lima District
- 125 lamp posts installed
- 99,000 sq.m. of new green areas
- 224,000 sq.m. of green areas recovered
- 8,000 meters of curb painted
Improvements in the historic center
The company installed 125 18-meter poles with 250 LED light bulbs on the stretch between the Habich junction, which marks the beginning of the concession, and the Huánuco Bridge, located approximately four kilometers away, and repaired 4.5 kilometers of rigid paving between the Huascar and Caquetá bridges.
Resettlement of families
Of the 1,300 households expropriated due to LAMSAC’s trajectory, 1,005 had been relocated by December 2014. Of this total, 402 moved to apartments built by LAMSAC, 355 of which in the Patio Unión Multifamily Complex and 47 in the Acomayo Multifamily Complex, and 61 to buildings belonging to third-parties. The other families received monetary compensation.
Implementation of the Passe Expresso (electronic toll collection)
LAMSAC is investing more than US$1.3 million in Passe Expresso (PEX) infrastructure and selling and administrative costs. PEX allows users to make automatic toll payments in the toll plazas on the Vias de Evitamiento, giving them a new and unique set of benefits: speed, comfort and safety (find out more in the PEX Peru section). Commercial start-up in Peru was in December 2013 and it became consolidated as Lima’s main means of automatic toll payment throughout 2014.
In 2014, 33,000 light vehicles were registered in the prepaid category and 13,600 in the postpaid category, intended for companies only, 670 of which were using the service by year-end. In little more than one year of operations, PEX already accounted for approximately 15% of LAMSAC’s toll collection revenue.
ViaRio is the concessionaire responsible for the implementation and operation of the Transolímpico expressway, envisaged in the Rio 2016 Olympic Plan, which connects important parts of Rio de Janeiro and proposes an integrated mobility model to reduce the travel time from the west to the north of the city.
In 2014, Invepar entered into a concession agreement to operate the 936.8 kilometer stretch of the BR-040 between Brasília (Federal District) and Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais). The 30-year concession encompasses 35 municipalities with an estimated population of approximately 8 million. The project connects Brazil’s second and third largest economies (Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais) to the country’s capital.
On July 30, nine of the eleven toll plazas on the BR-040 started collection operations, as authorized by the National Ground Transportation Agency (ANTT). The tariff began to be applied after 15 months of investments in modernization and restoration of the highway and to offer a range of services to users.
On August 23, collection operations started in the last two remaining toll plazas.
PEX S.A. operates the Passe Expresso electronic toll payment service in Brazil. Passe Expresso is a system that allows users to pass through the toll plazas on exclusive lanes upon prepayment. In addition to being faster, the service is also safer because it avoids the handling of money every time vehicles traverse the plazas.
As a result, users can pass rapidly through the toll plazas on Linha Amarela; the Rio-Niterói Bridge; Via Lagos and Concessionária Rio-Teresópolis (RJ); Estrada do Coco and the BA-93 (BA) System; the Suape Highway Complex and Barra da Jangada (PE). They can also make use of the system at the Via Parque mall, in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Invepar has controlled the company since 2013 and is expanding the system to other highways and mall parking lots.
Passe Expresso‘s advantages include:
- The lowest monthly fee in the market;
- Free recharge rate and no membership fee;
- Discount as of the second Passe Expresso;
- Saves time and money;
- Avoids lines;
- Payment of all crossings in a single bill;
- Convenience of paying for toll tariffs on different highways on a single date;
- Comfort, practicality, safety and added agility;
- Rapid access through the exclusive automated electronic collection lanes, with no need to stop and handle money;
- Increased fuel savings and less wear on brakes;
- Consolidation and management of all toll expenses in a single invoice.
PEX Peru S.A.C. manages the toll’s electronic payment service using the RFID. This system opens the passage through the toll via exclusive lanes after the prepayment of the tariff. As well as being faster, this service is safer as it avoids the handling of money on every passage. This system is unique to LAMSAC.