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Posted on 03/30/2022 16:12
Since 2019, the Federal Government has delivered more than 9,600 mobility and regional development projects
In total, 14.4 million families were benefited in all regions of Brazil. - Photo: MDR
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), has invested BRL 11.6 billion to complete 9,657 urban mobility and regional and urban development projects since 2019. These amounts include transfers from the General Budget of the Union (OGU) and financing contracted with resources from the Severance Indemnity Fund (FGTS). In total, 14.4 million families were benefited in all regions of Brazil.
The interventions completed in these three years include the construction of large urban mobility projects, such as exclusive corridors for public transport, in addition to projects for paving and resurfacing roads, building accessible sidewalks and bicycle lanes, installing road signs, requalifying urban areas and construction of squares. Professional training projects were also financed. In addition, resources were invested to promote productive sectors in various regions of the country.
News in urban mobility
In the area of ??urban mobility, the Federal Government has been working to optimize actions and projects and to improve the quality of services provided to the population. An example of this is the improvement of information management in the sector.
Last year, the National Urban Mobility Information System (Simu) was launched. The tool allows the consultation and visualization of data related to the area and has a base of information from various agencies and federal agents.
The Urban Mobility Advisory Forum was also established. The body's function is to advise the MDR's National Secretariat for Mobility and Regional and Urban Development (SMDRU) in actions related to public policies on urban mobility. There are three aspects: evaluation of urban collective public transport services, urban intercity and metropolitan passenger services; proposition of actions, programs, studies and projects; and promoting the exchange of information on national and international experiences related to the sector.
Aimed at encouraging the use of bicycles throughout the country and improving the cycling structure, the MDR launched the Selo Bicicleta Brasil. It may be granted to state and municipal bodies and entities in the areas of urban development, transit and urban mobility; non-governmental organizations with activities related to the use of bicycles as a means of transport and leisure; companies in the productive sector; and private sector companies in the bicycle production and maintenance chain.
The Selo Bicicleta Brasil is part of the Bicicleta Brasil Program, which aims to encourage the use of bicycles as a means of transport, especially in medium and large cities.
The Ministry of Regional Development also started to draft a proposal for a legal framework to unite the rules on urban mobility. The purpose of the initiative is to design a broader regulation and promotion strategy in the area, which also helps states and municipalities to better organize their systems and contracts, favoring the improvement of the regulatory environment.
Rail transport
In the last three years, the Federal Government has made possible direct investments to improve the infrastructure and services provided by Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU). The announced investments total R$ 105 million for the branches in Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba and Pernambuco. This was the first time, in almost 40 years, that the Union made contributions aimed at expanding and modernizing CBTU systems of this size.
In Natal (RN), the Union's investments total R$ 73.1 million, which are being used for the construction of the White and Purple Lines. Part of the first is already in operation, serving the city of Parnamirim.
The works on the White Line, which will have three sections in all, began in February 2021 and will benefit 7,000 passengers. 23.4 kilometers of roads will be built, with four new stations starting in Parnamirim, passing through São José de Mipibu and reaching Nísia Floresta. The federal investment is R$ 58.3 million.
The construction of the CBTU Purple Line in Greater Natal had the cornerstone laid in September 2021. With a contribution of BRL 14.8 million from the Federal Government, the project includes the installation of 4.1 kilometers of rail


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