Evaluation of road transport: a literature review


  • Mariana Wolff
  • Chrystyane Abreu
  • Marco Antonio Farah Caldas




Strategic planning, Road transport, Freight transport, Sustainability, Decision making


Goal: The study aims to consolidate papers published on the evaluation of investments in cargo transportation in Brazil with a focus on the sustainable perspective, taking into account not only economic but also social and environmental concepts.

Design / Methodology / Approach: The method used is based on a keyword tree on scientific basis from november 2016 to february 2017 to identify models for evaluating new and existing infrastructure projects, highlighting the main variables adopted and the gaps of these models.

Results: The aim of this study is to bring more transparency among different alternatives of road projects.

Limitations of the investigation: The keyword tree methodology may not identify important studies in other languages or older.

Practical implications: The study is helpful to policy-makers in their decisions to choose a road project for investment.

Originality / Value: The originality of this study lies in the sustainable perspective for evaluating road transport.


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How to Cite

Wolff, M., Abreu, C., & Caldas, M. A. F. (2019). Evaluation of road transport: a literature review. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 16(1), 96–103. https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n1.a9