Our Mission

Our mission is to support decision-makers and provide sustainable solutions in mobility design and territorial planning.

In the course of our relations with our clients we advocate knowledge, social awareness and the capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, in order to make a commitment to quality, earnest and excellence. We favour keeping in close contact with all the stakeholders involved in the process.

We want to be on the cutting edge of knowledge and create value by applying the knowledge developed in the academic community.

We also intend to be a workspace where collaborators develop processes of continuous learning and specialization, progressing professionally and personally, and meeting the needs and expectations of our customers.

What We Do

The organization of transport systems and land use are in the genesis of TRENMO since its beginnings. Although its core business is focused on transport network design, in recent years it has broadened its approach to integrate territory and organize various components of the mobility system.

The TRENMO’s approach has been developed along with the territory and with the organization of the mobility system in all kind of branches such as economic analysis, mobility strategies, demand studies, operational management, logistics and even business organization. For projects that are closer to territorial and local development, TRENMO gave rise to SÍTIOS E MEMÓRIAS that works on both rural and urban areas.

More than fifteen years of experience with diverse projects has invariably resulted in implementations that gave a profound impact on various communities. Therefore, TRENMO has been gaining precious experience in monitoring the implementation of the solutions that are considered one of the key elements to reach the defined objectives and that has been a big contribution to define its brand image.

The actions taken are mainly based on understanding the new challenges of sustainable mobility and addressing the problems in a particular way, by developing multiple tools and methodologies for their resolution.

The links maintained with various scientific institutions allows TRENMO to be present in innovative projects in the transport sector and follow the latest issues in this area of knowledge.

Our Team
Álvaro Costa

PhD in Transport Economics from the University of Loughborough (UK) since 1996 and Master in Transports from the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon since 1992. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1985.

He was the Director or Porto Commercial Association (Associação Comercial do Porto) between 2008 and 2013. He was the Director of the Doctoral Program in Engineering and Transport Management at FEUP between 2003 and 2007. In addition to his long curriculum as a teacher and researcher, he was a consultant to numerous public and private entities. From 1997 to 2002, he was the director of the Public Transport Company of Porto (STCP, S.A.).

He is currently Associate Professor at FEUP and Vice President of the Porto Commercial Association. He is the founder and CEO of TRENMO.

Marta Martins

Graduated in Geography with specialization in Spatial Planning in 2005 and has completed her postgraduate studies in Geographic Information Systems at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP) in 2006. In 2015, she completed the Project Management executive course at Católica Porto Business School.

From 2006 to 2007 she coordinated the formation of GIS and GPS in a partnership between the Civil Protection of Porto and the Department of Geography of FLUP (a projet called SIGEP). In 2012, she worked briefly in the Directorate-General in Brussels, European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry, in the Satellite Navigation Systems Working Group (EGNOS).

She works as a transport and GIS consultant at TRENMO since 2007. She has participated in several projects in the area of mobility, mainly in restructuring public transport networks on low density regions and on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

Inês Bartolomeu

Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Project from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2014 and graduated in Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto since 2006.

Between 2005 and 2012, she collaborated in several architectural offices.

She works as a consultant at TRENMO since July 2013, in projects related to spatial planning and mobility.

Daniel Catalão

Master in Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Planning since 2015 and graduated in Geography by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP) since 2013.

From September 2014 to June 2015, he monitored the disciplines taught in the Master course in Geographic Information Systems and Territorial Planning at FLUP.

He works as a GIS Analyst at TRENMO since March 2014.

Cláudia Moreiras

Master in Applied Statistics and Modelling from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2005 and graduated in Applied Mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto since 2002. She has completed a postgraduate degree in Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP) and completed the curricular part of the doctoral program in Business Sciences at FEP.

She served as Senior Technician of Mechanical Testing Laboratory at CATIM, from October 2003 to March 2006.

She joined TRENMO in 2006. She is a consultant on operations modelling and optimization, and has participated in numerous public transport network restructuring projects, involving modelling and optimization components of the network, as well as database processing.

Simão Portela

Master in Civil Engineering – Planning from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2008, and is certified as a Project Management Professional PMP-PMI since 2016.

Between 2008 and 2011, he collaborated with TRENMO in demand studies, network design and tariff analysis/integration, as well as, promoting the development of the CASTOR / 4planning platform (operational management software). After a brief collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport in Brussels, he worked as an informatics project manager at Amadeus IT Group in France for 4 years (between 2012 and 2016).

In January 2017, he resumed his collaboration with TRENMO, wherein he is a transport consultant.

Anita Pinto

Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Project from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2018 and graduated in Landscape Architecture by the Faculty of Sciences from the University of Porto since 2009.

Between 2009 and 2013, she developed urban development and planning projects at Dirección General de Paisaje in Valencia (Spain), OBR Open Building Research in Genoa (Italy) and Atelier Beco da Bela Vista.

She works as a consultant at TRENMO since December 2016, on projects related to territorial planning and development.

Catarina Costa

Master in Economics, Business Economics branch since 2019 and graduated in Engineering and Industrial Management since 2016 by the University of Aveiro.

She joined TRENMO in October 2016 and is involved in economic and financial assessments of public transport networks, as well as, in international project application processes.

Márcio Oliveira

He completed his master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Planning at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 2017, with the dissertation work at the Porto City Council in the same year.

He joined TRENMO in November 2017 and is involved in mobility and transport projects, namely in the study and design of public transport networks.

Erza Raskova

Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Project from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2018 and graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pristina (Kosovo) since 2016.

She has collaborated in an architecture studio in Pristina on architecture and urban planning projects between October 2015 and September 2016.

She has worked in TRENMO between October 2017 and July 2018 and since September 2018, and collaborates, among others, in the application processes for international projects.

Tanya Valkanova

She completed her master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Planning at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 2018.

In 2017 she was part of a team that collaborated in a GPS Engineering project, promoted by the Order of Engineers – North Region and in the same year completed the course in BIM (Building Information Modelling) at the University of Minho.

She has been performing modelling and integration development techniques at TRENMO since September 2018.

Melissa Gama

PhD in Transport Systems since 2022 and Master in Civil Engineering in the area of Urbanism, Transport and Communication since 2011 by the University of Coimbra.

Between 2009 and 2010 she was a research fellow at INESC Coimbra, and has completed the research work with the dissertation entitled Accessibility in Urban Environment – Spatial Approach with Analysis of Areas of Influence and Paths in Networks, and Application to a Case Study. Between 2012 and 2015 she had a scholarship which investigation led to a PhD thesis entitled Flood Emergency Logistics Management.  In 2016 she was a trainer at Pordata, and the following year she began her professional training in Supply Chain as an EU Supply Chain trainee analyst at Amazon, Luxembourg. Afterwards in 2017, she started working as a Production Planning Manager and Analyst at Science4you.

She joined TRENMO in December 2018 and is involved in mobility and transport projects mainly related with the flexible transport and on determine operation costs in public transport networks on low density regions.

Darah Leonel

Master in Mobility Management from the University of Hasselt (Belgium) since 2020 and graduated in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) since 2016.

Between 2017 and 2018 she was a technic consultant on the business field of a concrete company in Brazil where she was involved on road infrastructure projects. During her studies in Belgium, she took part of urban mobility research organized by the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. Between February and May of 2020, she joined TRENMO as a trainee.

In July 2020 she resumed her collaboration with TRENMO having been involved in projects related with mobility and transports as well as performing modelling.

Duarte Ferreira

He completed his master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Planning at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 2020.

He joined TRENMO in January 2021 and has been involved in mobility and transport projects, namely in the study and design of public transport networks.

Manuel Caldeira

Master in Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon since 2019. Since 2020 he is taking a master’s degree in Spatial Planning and Urban Project by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

He collaborated in several architectural offices having been involved in licensing projects and execution of works.

He joined TRENMO in February 2021 and collaborates mainly in projects related to territorial development and planning.

Anna Oliveira

Master in Computational Sciences since 2016 and BSc in Statistics since 2014 by the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In 2016 she started her PhD program in Transport Systems in the University of Coimbra, with the thesis entitled Evaluation and modeling of pedestrian behavior in the presence of electric vehicle.

Between 2010 and 2011 she had a scholarship in the Program Junior Statistics Solution, the first junior statistics company in Brazil. From 2011 to 2012 she got another scholarship in Scientific Initiation in the project Traffic Patterns Recognition. At the end and during 3 months she engaged with the Program of Technical Support to the Activities of Teaching, Research and Extension. From there she had an internship in the Financing of Studies and Projects of the Brazilian Federal Government. Between 2013 and 2016 she joined the team Deal Advisory of KPMG Brazil as a consultant in Transactions Services.

She joined TRENMO on March 2021 as a trainee.

Catarina Sales

She completed her master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Planning at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in July of 2021. Her master’s dissertation was taken on Lunds Technical University (Sweden) in Transport and Roads division.

She joined TRENMO in March 2021 and has been involved in mobility and transport projects.

Leonor Silva

She started her master’s degree in Civil Engineering, specialization on Territory Planning and Transport in 2017 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. She is currently in the dissertation phase.

She joined TRENMO in March 2022 as a trainee.

Rui Abreu

Master in Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Planning since 2018 by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP). Graduated in Geography and Planning since 2016 by the University of Minho.

In 2017 he joined Vizela’s City Hall as a trainee in the Civil Protection Department and Forests Technical Cabine. Between 2018 and 2021 he collaborated in different areas such as Public Passenger Transport Service, Geographic Information Systems and in Spatial Planning and Territory Management.

He works as a GIS Analyst at TRENMO since March 2022.

Vanessa Rocha

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism by the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (Brazil) since 2021. In 2019 she participated in the Exchange Programme of the University of Coimbra. Currently she is taking a master’s degree in Spatial Planning and Urban Project by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, since 2021.

She has collaborated in architectural offices in Brazil, being involved in executive and licensing projects. She has worked with the Municipal Agency for the Environment (AMMA) on developing projects for the creation and maintenance of municipal parks.

She joined TRENMO on July 2022 being involved with projects of mobility and transports.