The Business Community in the Sector of Public Transport in the City of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil: A Case Study on Public Policies, Urban Mobility and Development.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 11:10
Oral Presentation
Isamara VASCONCELOS, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
This paper analyzes the performance of family business groups in the urban public transport sector, through the granting of service by the State, and the impacts on the development of the urban transport system based on the concept of mobility in the city of Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil. The fisrt part of this research, based on a case study in progress on two of the three main business groups families of urban public transportation, it is observed that, over a period of 40 years, the public policy of transport in the Capital favored the consolidation of family business power of these groups, given the high degree of interference of the business family interests on the decision-making process, whereas it entailed low regulation and low bureaucratic autonomy in the controling, monitoring and evaluation of politics. Such aspects contributed to the non-consolidation of public transport model as a facilitator of local development, governed by standards of quality, efficiency and low-rates, as well as the lack of effective integration of service and modals and the concept of urban mobility over the history of public transport in the Capital, signaling, thereby, the urban transport service in the city of Brasilia among one of the most inefficient, expensive and of poor quality in the Country.