USTDA, Brazil Partner on Rail Expansion and Modernization

Arlington, VA – Next week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency will host representatives from major Brazilian rail transit organizations and state governments who are leading the procurement of infrastructure to expand and modernize their rail operations to be safer, more efficient, and climate-friendly.

The 10-member delegation will travel to Miami, FL, New York, NY, and Washington, DC from April 14-25. They will tour metro and commuter rail stations and meet with local and federal transportation officials on best practices for rail management. They will also tour a control center and maintenance facility in Miami, meet with U.S. companies offering rail solutions, and participate in a roundtable on financing.

USTDA will host a public business briefing in the Washington, DC, area on April 23, where U.S. companies can hear from the delegation about upcoming projects and business opportunities. Attendees can also meet one-on-one with delegates to present their passenger rail solutions. More information and registration details are available at

Ridership in Brazil continues to climb following the COVID-19 pandemic, and state governments are seeking high-quality rail infrastructure that meets increasing passenger demand and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by providing public transport alternatives to private vehicles. 

USTDA Director Enoh T. Ebong announced the reverse trade mission during her travel to Brazil in September 2023. It is the latest in a series of USTDA programs to support Brazil’s rail sector, including technical assistance for energy efficiency and enterprise asset management and a feasibility study to optimize the flow of São Paulo’s public rail.

This reverse trade mission supports Biden-Harris Administration priorities, including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.