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Accessibility in the Amazon region through the water transportation [paper in Portuguese]

Author(s): Andréa Vaz Morgado | Licínio da Silva Portugal | Andréa Justino Ribeiro Mello

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: spatial analysis | accessibility | passenger water transportation | Amazon region | regional development

The study of accessibility standards can effectively contribute to sustainable and equitable development of certain regions. This is based on the identification, prioritization and selection of investment alternatives most appropriate for the transport sector given the local situation. Therefore, this article has proposed o identify the of accessibility provided by the water transport of passengers on some key areas that form the Amazon region, verifying the locations with better movement and those that need more investment. Considering impedance factors such as time, distance and price, accessibility indicators were calculated for specific locations in the Amazon region. The cities surveyed were classified according to five categories as excellent, good, fair, poor or very poor accessibility. Among the results has been that municipalities closer to Manaus have excellent or good accessibility while those more distant are disadvantaged, deserving of greater attention of the public authority.
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