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Sector scenario

According to the Brazilian Association of Toll Road Concessionaires (ABCR), traffic on Brazilian toll roads under private sector concession grew by 2.4% over 2013, with light vehicles climbing by 4.2% and heavy vehicles falling by 2.6% in 2014.

Light vehicle traffic continued to increase, fueled by low unemployment and the upturn in real average income, while heavy vehicle traffic was adversely affected by the World Cup and the slower pace of industrial production growth.

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, which is now home to many commercial and residential projects.


Road services

  • SOS Reboque (emergency mechanical and tow service)
  • SOS Médico (emergency medical service)
  • Emergency toll-free telephone (0800) for immediate assistance at accidents or with mechanical problems
  • User Relationship Center (CERU) to receive complaints, queries and suggestions (100% of calls receive feedback)
  • Closed-circuit TV with 57 cameras that broadcast images 24 hours a day to the Operational Control Center, as well as 70 cameras which automatically detect incidents on the road

Control of toll evasion

Monitoring partnership with the municipal government

Fluidity Study

News on LAMSA

Modernization of the toll plaza

Improvements in user service

Improvements to the company‘s infrastructure

Reduction in the number of accidents


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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.


Road services

  • SOS Mecânico (emergency mechanical and tow service), comprising 4 vehicles and 2 tow trucks
  • S.O.S. Call Box
  • SOS Médico (emergency medical service), comprising 1 mobile ICU and 1 rescue vehicle
  • Ombudsman
  • 24-hour road inspection

Construction works

In 2014, CLN maintained the closure of the diversion located near its single toll plaza, which had been previously used as an escape route by some drivers. This initiative was once again crucial to the company’s healthy financial performance, allowing the completion of the road duplication investments envisaged in the concession agreement, including the Itacimirim-Praia do Forte stretch and construction of the elevated concrete stretch between the districts of Açu da Torre and Praia do Forte. The latter was built to satisfy a need of the local population, as it allows the passage of carts, animals and motorcycles with goods traded in Praia do Forte.

The company also expanded and upgraded toll plaza equipment and peripherals and implemented digital closed-circuit TV in the plaza and in the administration building.


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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.


Road services

  • 4-hour highway inspection service including 16 light inspection/tow vehicles
  • Mechanical assistance comprising 16 light tow trucks, 3 heavy tow trucks and 3 ultra-heavy tow trucks;
  • Pre-hospital care units (emergency medical assistance) comprising 3 advanced rescue units and 9 basic rescue units;
  • 2 animal rescue vehicles and 2 animal transportation trailers
  • 2 fire-fighting vehicles
  • Emergency toll free telephone number (0800)
  • 282 call boxes (emergency telephones installed along the road)
  • 12 User Support Service Bases
  • Operational Control Center

Works on the main stretch

Works on side roads

User communications

Tariff reclassification

Road services




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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. Road improvements are attracting new developments. Companies to be installed in the region over the next five years will generate more than 17,000 new jobs, as well as an estimated demand for around 5,000 professionals to replace departing workers. The flagship of this growth will be the installation of an acrylic complex in Camaçari by a major chemical company, which will operate Latin America’s first acrylic acid and superabsorbent plant.


Road services

  • Operational Control Center
  • 4 User Support Service Bases
  • 5 monitoring vehicles and team
  • 4 light tow trucks and one heavy tow truck
  • Pre-hospital rescue service with 4 rescue vehicles and one ICU unit
  • Animal rescue vehicle
  • Fire-fighting vehicle

Construction works

User communications




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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.


Road services

  • Medical assistance and rescue
  • Tow service
  • Inspection/emergency vehicles
  • Call box
  • Animal rescue
  • Operational Control Center
  • Variable Message Panels
  • Fixed and mobile truck scales
  • Website and IVR with toll free phone number (0800)
  • 24-hour User Support Center

Construction works


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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) and is now home to more than 100 companies, with another 35 in the process of implementation (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.



Road services

  • 24-hour monitoring and service
  • Ambulance with pre-hospital treatment
  • Removal of vehicles stalled on the road
  • 1 light tow truck and 1 ultra-heavy tow truck
  • 1 User Support Service Base

Initial toll collection

Construction works

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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.


Road services

  • 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 status

Improvements to the Via de Evitamiento

Improvements in the historic center

Resettlement of families

Implementation of the Passe Expresso (electronic toll collection)


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ViaRio is the concessionaire responsible for the implementation and operation of the Transolímpico expressway, envisaged in the Rio 2016 Olympic Plan, which will form a direct connection between the Olympic Centers of Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro, linking the regions of Avenida Brasil, in Magalhães Bastos, to the Estrada dos Bandeirantes highway, in Jacarepaguá. The project will allow Invepar to make a direct contribution to improving infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro.

Construction status

There are several work fronts under way, the most important being the construction of two tunnels under the Pedra Branca mountain, with drilling due for completion in June 2015.

The first ceremonial blasting of the tunnel in Serra do Engenho Velho, under the Pedra Branca mountain, took place in November 2013, with the presence of government officials and representatives of Olympic bodies. The 1,300 kilometer tunnel will have two galleries and will be the city’s fifth largest. The second tunnel, which will be built in Estrada da Boiúna, will have two 200-meter galleries. The tunnels will be among the most modern structures in the city, developed in accordance with the safety guidelines of the Brazilian Standards Bureau (ABNT) and will feature several innovations, including LED lighting, white plate coating, a blackout-proof electricity system and a fire prevention system.

The 350,000 cubic meters of excavated rock from both tunnels will be used as backfill for the urbanization works envisaged to adapt the lanes for bus rapid transit (BRT), helping ViaRio minimize waste and utilize its rubble and gravel.

By August 2015, 70.7% of the total work was already done.


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Via 040

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 and transports materials and products considered essential for Brazil’s growth, including ore, automobiles and dairy products, among others.



Road services

  • Mechanical assistance with own fleet of 26 light, 7 heavy and 2 ultra-heavy tow trucks
  • Emergency medical assistance with 22 rescue ambulances and 7 mobile ICU ambulances
  • 23 inspection vehicles, with 24-hour road inspection
  • Operational Control Center
  • 21 service stations
  • 6 animal rescue vehicles
  • 6 fire-fighting vehicles

Duplication works

Improvement works

Recovery of the Belo Horizonte Beltway

Implementation of services

Via 040 Headquarters

Beginning of toll tariff collection

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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;
  • Convenience;
  • 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

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.