The programme

São Paulo State Government is launching a new phase of its Road Concessions Programme, aiming to provide better roads to users and to promote greater economic development in the region. Since its creation nearly two decades ago, the Programme has been responsible for the creation of 19 of the best roads in Brazil, according to recent surveys conducted among road users.

Mapa do programa

In this new concessions programme, four new roads lots, located at strategic points within São Paulo State, will be granted to private investors. This includes approximately 1,730 km of roads on which millions of passenger vehicles travel on weekly basis, in addition to cargo trucks that transport merchandise to the main transshipment points, such as the Port of Santos, São Paulo International Airport (Guarulhos), and to consumer and industry hubs in the South, Northeast and Midwest regions of Brazil, as well as the main regional centers within São Paulo State.

These four new concessions, which represent an enormous business potential, are: São Paulo Mid-West Roads (Florínea-Igarapava); Roads of the Shoes Industry (Itaporanga-Franca); São Paulo Coast Roads (Miracatu-Ubatuba) and North Beltway.

São Paulo State Government seeks to offer innovative and cutting-edge technologies. The goal is to offer safer roads and higher quality of services to users and to nearby neighboring communities. This includes WiFi to provide access to information and services from the concessionaire, as well as from doctors, ambulances, and mechanics, in addition to CCTV (closed-circuit television) to improve security, as well as weigh-in-motion devices for trucks, and bike lanes in urban areas. All services are free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

São Paulo State Government seeks to work with large operators and sponsors worldwide. To do so, the State Government also aims to innovate in the development of its Programme. For example, all documents will be translated into English, and concession contracts will be reviewed every four years, which will facilitate new investments and development of concessions.

The Programme is managed by ARTESP (the Regulatory Agency for Transport Public Services of the State of São Paulo) and has the support of IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group.

Road concessions in São Paulo

São Paulo boasts the largest and the best road network infrastructure in Brazil. It includes more than 6,900 km of privately-managed toll roads and other 15,000 km under public management. According to CNT ranking, 19 of the best roads in Brazil are located in São Paulo State.

Electronic tolling: 60% of the vehicles use electronic payment, which is 65% of the road concessionaire's revenue.

Map of roads under concession in São Paulo State

Click on the lots for more details.

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Brazil in focus

Brazil has the largest population in Latin America, and the 5th largest worldwide; its GDP is the largest in the continent and the 9th largest worldwide (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE). Brazil has an enormous domestic market to be served, as well as a great need for quality infrastructure.

This scenario creates demand for new operators and investors to work on the country’s infrastructure, and also for those committed to providing technological innovation and high-quality operating standards. Therefore, the goal is to increase the level of competitiveness of the country, and to consequently improve quality of life of the population.

The Brazilian Concession Law has been in effect for 20 years. It is a well-established law that provides the necessary legal security for the industry to fully operate. There is a favorable environment for attracting new companies that are willing to act as government partners in this process.



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If São Paulo were a country, it would be the 22nd economy in the world

São Paulo State is the size of a country with more than 40 million inhabitants and 645 municipalities. Its economy is larger than those of European countries such as Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Norway, Austria, Denmark and Portugal, and also surpasses those of Asian countries including Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Malaysia (based on data from the International Monetary Fund).

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the State Data Analysis System Foundation (Seade), São Paulo’s GDP of approximately USD 560 billion*, represents 28.74% of the Brazilian GDP (2014).

São Paulo State in focus

  • Infrastructure: São Paulo State features the country’s most modern roads and major airports, in addition to the Port of Santos, which is the largest container terminal in Latin America. It is responsible for 25% of Brazil's total trade. This transport network is complemented by railways, waterways and a network of gas pipelines.
  • Agribusiness: São Paulo State is the world’s largest orange producer, and accounts for nearly 30% of total worldwide orange production, according to 2012 data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition, São Paulo sugar production corresponds to 58.7% of national total production, and its ethanol production represents 51.2% of the national total.
  • Livestock: 10.7% of the country's cattle slaughter takes place in São Paulo, which ranks second in the national ranking (IBGE 2012).
  • Manufacturing: The State’s manufacturing sector corresponds to 36% of the industrial production rate in Brazil. For industries such as chemicals, machinery, equipment and the automotive sector, the numbers are even higher, with 50% of the country’s production. In terms of aircraft production, the State represents 95% of domestic production.
  • Country’s largest budget: São Paulo State Government has an annual budget of USD 60 billion*. The amount is three times higher than the second-place state of Minas Gerais.
  • Strategic location: 3 metropolitan regions. Borders 4 Brazilian States: Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, and Rio de Janeiro. With 645 municipalities, its regional dynamics sets up a network of cities, agglomerations and urban centres.
  • Regional dynamics: The State has 645 municipalities that form a network of metropolitan cities, settlements and urban centers that power a large part of the economy.
  • Quality of life: 90% of São Paulo State’s counties have a high human development index (Source: United Nations).

Infrastructure projects in São Paulo State

More than USD 29 billion have been invested in State PPPs in São Paulo since 1998. São Paulo has 11 ongoing PPPs with availability payments and 23 concessions (19 road concessions, 3 oil concessions, and exhibition centers). 5 regional airports are presently under bidding process.

Ongoing priority state projects accounts for approximately USD 13 billion*:

  • Urban mobility (subway, monorail, train) – ~ USD 7.5 billions.
  • Toll roads – ~ USD 4.3 billions.
  • Sanitation (water and sewage) – ~ USD 800 millions.
  • Ports – ~ USD 80 millions.

Socio-economic development

In attracting investments and businesses, concessions have powered the economy of municipalities, and are thereby generating income, employment, and development.

In order to determine the lots to be granted, the government conducted a series of studies based on the types of economies of each micro-region, with the goal of projecting growth over the next 30 years.


São Paulo Mid-West Roads

This lot includes the micro-regions of Assis, Borborema, Marília, Ituverava, Pongaí, São Joaquim da Barra, Sertãozinho, Novo Horizonte and Ribeirão Preto.

The region's economy is predominantly focused on agriculture, forestry, and logging, which corresponds to 21% of the economy of these municipalities.

Other representative sectors include construction, with 6% of the economy, food and beverage, with 5%, and transport and storage, with 3%.

According to studies conducted by São Paulo State, the projected growth expected in each of these sectors during the 30 years of the concession, is as follows:

  • Agriculture, forestry, and logging – 86%
  • Construction – 144%
  • Food and beverages – 54%
  • Transport and storage – 58%

Sectors where high local growth is expected:


Sector of Economy

Estimated growth in the next 30 years


Livestock and Fishing



Machinery and equipment, including maintenance and repairs





São Joaquim da Barra

Manufacturing of steel and derivatives


Novo Horizonte

Appliances / medical and hospital instruments, measurements and optical




Roads of the Shoes Industry

This lot includes 35 cities, including Franca, Batatais, Ribeirão Preto, Araraquara, São Carlos, Jaú, Barra Bonita and Itaí.

The economy of the region is diversified. Agriculture, forestry, and logging correspond to 8% of the regional economy. The machinery and equipment sector accounts for 6%; construction represents 5%; and transport and storage, 3%.

The projected growth expected in each of these sectors is:

  • Agriculture, forestry, and logging – 96%
  • Machines and equipment – 300%
  • Construction – 158%
  • Transport and storage – 68%

Sectors where high local growth is expected:


Sector of economy

Estimated growth in the next 30 years


Leather products and footwear


Ribeirão Preto

Food and beverages






Food and beverages



Livestock and Fishing



Parts and accessories for motor vehicles



Food and beverages


São Carlos



Rio Claro

Home appliances



Parts and accessories for motor vehicles



Steel and derivatives


Benefits to road users

The improved pavements conditions, road dualizations and use of technologies to improve operations will benefit road users, offering better service and enhancing safety. Numbers show that in the past concessions has reduced accidents on roads by 30%.

The contracts foresee provision of services and security for citizens, including: WiFi for accessing information and services from the concessionaire, doctors, ambulances, and mechanics, in addition to CCTV (closed-circuit television) to improve security, weigh-in-motion devices for trucks and bicycle lanes in urban areas. All services will be free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the quality will be constantly monitored to ensure excellent service to the population.