COVID-19 complicates LatAm traffic studies

11 May 2020 - 12:00 am UTC

Traffic studies are being re-assessed as COVID-19 threatens the future profitability of revenue risk projects such as toll roads and airports. Jonathan Carmody explores how major LatAm countries Colombia, Chile and Mexico are assessing the viability of these projects.

 

Strict lockdowns on movement and businesses imposed across Latin America have slowed deal making and made traffic studies for transportation efforts harder than ever, according to multiple industry sources.

“If someone presented me a traffic study older than a month for an (M&A) deal that I’m preparing to bid for, I would cut down its projections a lot,” said a Mexico City-based investment banker.

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