Systra acquired Tectran a year ago. One of the contracts is for a study on renewing a transport corridor in Rio de Janeiro. The new project follows work on Rio’s new tram network and fourth metro line, which opened this summer for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The six-month study will lead to the definition of several development scenarios and the improvement of a congested urban artery used by more than a million inhabitants. The contract is worth BRL 910,000 (£236,000).
Tectran, which specialises in transport planning and urban planning, has also just renewed a contract in Belo Horizonte and signed another in Rio de Janeiro. It has been working for the state of Minas Gérais in south-east Brazil for over four years now, helping it to monitor and support the bus concessions in the state capital, Belo Horizonte.