Regulação de Transportes Urbanos Rodoviários: o Embate Entre Ônibus e Vans no Rio de Janeiro

Rafael Pinho de Morais, Suzane Brasil


This paper intends to contribute to the debate about public policy for the urban transport sector, especially road passenger transportation. The first part provides an overview of the need to regulate urban public transport services and discusses regulatory policies for the bus modal. It presents some good practices in regulation and the risks associated.

The second part of the paper examines the regulatory framework for public road transport service in the city of Rio de Janeiro, taking as reference the theory presented in the previous session. It concludes that the concession model adopted in Rio de Janeiro extinguishes (unnecessarily) the competitive pressure in the sector, that the pricing policy adopted contributes to the loss of productivity of public transport and that the ascension of the irregular transport is linked to the failures of the traditional transportation system. The third part of the paper examines precisely an ideal regulatory model – the opposite from the actual practice, which took the urban transport system in Rio to the criminal news.


Regulation. Urban Transportation. Bus. Paratransit. Vans.


Economic Analysis of Law Review  -  ISSN 2178-0587

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