Brazil

Municipal Councils of Transport

The Municipal Councils of Transport are autonomous bodies that should assist the public sector by ensuring access to information and citizen participation in planning, operating and supervising the Public Transport System. These councils generally: cooperate with the municipality in studying and finding solutions for problems concerning urban passenger transport, and proposing measures for its improvement; propose guidelines for the creation, modification and termination of lines and itineraries; propose guidelines for the modification of timetables and the quantity of trips; propose measures to improve the quality of services provided by operators and their agents; express opinions and propose changes on the methodology for the calculation of fees and monitor its implementation; suggest amendments to the Regulations of Urban Transport Services; identify irregularities and complaints from users of the system, and transmit the report to the corresponding authorities; and propose adjustments to fees, therefore ensuring that they are compatible with the users’ purchasing power, so as to not penalize them.

Institutional design

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Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

Formalization
unknown 
Frequency
regular
Mode of selection of participants
restricted 
Type of participants
Civil Society  
Decisiveness
Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  
Co-Governance
yes 

Means


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation

Ends


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

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