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VTM ranked fourth in Infralogic’s prestigious Transport Advisory Table for 2023

It is with great pride that we announce a significant milestone in our journey: VTM ranked fourth in number of deals in the 2023 Infralogic transport transactions advisory ranking table. Infralogic, a renowned global authority in infrastructure and transport analytics, provides comprehensive insights and analyses across the transport sector. Their Advisors Ranking Table is highly […]

Toll Roads in Portugal – What Next?

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the road sector have significantly contributed to the delivery, operation, and maintenance of motorway infrastructure in Portugal. Since 1998, private investment in the road sector has exceeded 14.000 million euros, nearly doubling the length of the national motorway network to over 3,000 km, turning it into the 4th largest in Europe […]

Airports 4.0 – Biometric Identification at Lisbon and Oporto Airports

At the beginning of 2024,  the installation of biometric identification equipment at Lisbon and Oporto Airports was announced. This cutting-edge technology, which is a testament to their commitment to innovation and efficiency in air travel, will not only streamline passenger processes but also elevate security standards, ensuring a seamless journey for travellers. VTM therefore takes […]

VTM at the Public Passenger Service Contracts conference

VTM was present on January 9th at the conference organized by AMT, the Portuguese Authority for Mobility and Transport, titled “First-Generation Public Passenger Service Contracts – Balance and Outlook” – where perspectives (and concerns) of various public transport operators, granting authorities, as well as other relevant entities in the sector were heard. After a day […]

Welcome Ana and Andrea

We are delighted to welcome two experienced and passionate hires to our Milan and Lisbon offices: Andrea Ramponi and Ana Martins! Andrea joins VTM as principal consultant to support the expansion of our Italian business. He brings about ten years of experience, mostly focussing on road traffic and revenue studies and due diligence linked to […]

ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation – The Portuguese Success Story

At the beginning of December 2023, the ACI (Airports Council International) officially inaugurated Level 5 of its Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and the news couldn’t have been better for Portuguese airports. At the time of the inauguration, only ten airports worldwide were awarded this top level of the ACI programme, three of which are located […]

VTM addresses gender inequality in the transport sector labour market

An insightful scientific article by the VTM team has just been published on a specialised journal. The transport sector is a traditionally male-dominated one, both from an employment point of view and for the values it embodies. It has the stigma of being dominated by a “macho” culture and it has been regarded as “no […]

VTM at the International Congress on Sustainable School Mobility

“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation ” – so Gustavo Petro reminds us. This statement couldn’t be more in line with the national and international vision of mobility. In fact, it is a perfect reflection of the goals outlined in the National […]

Our Team grows

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our talented team at VTM – Niccolò da Settimo Passetti, who has recently joined us as Senior Consultant! With his addition, VTM moves one important step forward in the growth of the recently founded Milan office. With an academic background in management and economics, Niccolò brings […]

Inauguration of the Concession of the El Loa Airport at Calama, Chile

We are overjoyed to congratulate our esteemed clients, Sacyr Chile and AGUNSA, on the inauguration of the concession of the El Loa Airport at Calama, Chile. It is a significant achievement that reflects their dedication, expertise, and the vision to transform the future of aviation in the region and in the whole country. At VTM, […]

VTM for sustainable transport

Sustainability and the energy transition are a clear target for most companies nowadays. We witness this in our client meetings, when this topic is increasingly the core of our talks – be them with public entities, investors or private enterprises. We are all conscious that we must all do our part to cut emissions globally, […]

Are EVs and AVs solutions for urban congestion?

It is undeniable that electric vehicles (EVs) pollute less than diesel vehicles. It is worth mentioning that this statement does not consider the source of the energy power and emissions related to manufacturing processes. But let’s assume that, theoretically, EVs are a greener choice. And what about Autonomous vehicles (AVs)? Although this technology is at […]

VTM presented the Mobility and Transport Plan for the 2023 World Youth Day

Last Friday, VTM presented the Mobility and Transport Plan for the World Youth Day that will take place in Lisbon, from 1 to 6 August 2023. After long months of work, and successive meetings with various entities, our VTM colleague Isabel Pimenta was able to present how a consensus was reached among various stakeholders on […]

The Intersection of Big Data and AI in Mobility

As we stride into the era of smart cities, data is the new oil, powering unprecedented transformations in our transport systems. With the surge of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), we’re not just enhancing mobility but revolutionizing it. From predicting traffic patterns and optimizing routes to improving safety measures and sustainability practices, AI and […]

The Portuguese international airports have already recovered 2019 air traffic figure

At VTM we closely follow the developments in the Aviation & Airports market. It is extremely important for us to keep abreast of market trends so to be always well prepared to provide services with the excellence level expected by our clients. Looking at the various geographies in which we are present, we highlight the Portuguese […]

VTM on the side of the EU for gender equality in transport

Last week, Brazil’s “Guarded Bus Stop” outdoor campaign was awarded a gold lion at the Cannes Lions Festival, the “Oscars” of the media, marketing and creativity industry. This recognition highlights the importance of promoting gender equality in the transport sector by addressing travellers’ security perceptions, one of the most critical aspects determining travel satisfaction. In […]