SP prepares logistics plan to expand space for railroads and waterways

Project will be completed in 2025 and, among other measures, aims to balance the transport matrix; last study was done in the year 2000

qui, 13/04/2023 - 19h13 | Do Portal do Governo

More than two decades after the last plan focused on São Paulo’s logistics, the State – which accounts for a third of the country’s GDP, vehicle fleet and exports – has started structuring a robust plan for the sector. The guidelines for the São Paulo Logistics and Investment Plan were presented this Thursday (13th) at the Secretariat for the Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics (Semil).

Among the proposals to be studied are the optimization of the modal matrix – for greater efficiency in regional transport – equity in access to transport, based on the reduction of regional inequalities, and the improvement of the well-being of the population, through the reduction of emissions, travel times, logistical and accident costs. The plan will be completed in 2025.

“Logistics looks a lot at the network structure, nodes, bottlenecks, offers and demands. We need to optimize our matrix, which we know is unbalanced. This is a State plan, which will be built with dialogue, characteristic of this government”, said the secretary of Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics, Natália Resende, in allusion to the difference in participation of each mode of transport in the São Paulo matrix. Recent data show a concentration of 79.6% of participation in the road, against 12.6% in railways and only 0.31% in waterways.

“The investment in improving the navigability of the Tietê-Paraná waterway is an example of a structuring action in progress and, with everyone’s participation, we want to reach a dynamic and consistent result, with other measures in the short, medium and long term”, she added.

The new plan will also take into account the estimate of road trips in the state, with 3 billion trips registered in 12 months, by the Big Data project, based on a tracking base of 24 million users. The survey shows, on maps, where the displacements with different categories of vehicles and loads are concentrated, which facilitates the analysis of bottlenecks and regional inequality.

Another important study to support the preparation of the new plan is the Regional Transport Emissions Inventory, completed this year. The data reveal, for example, the volume of pollutant emissions by the vehicle fleet, also associating it with the average speed performed. According to the study, the average cost per ton of pollutant emitted today is R$ 82.1.