Maria Rodrigues works for the Transport and Mobility Department of Panteia and she has a MSc in Spatial Planning Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico - IST).
Maria has been working in the field of transport and mobility since 2006, gaining considerable experience in the management of National, European and International projects. She is an expert in EU transport policy, planning and economics, TEN-T policy, TEN-T network and corridors, including in-depth knowledge of TEN-T Regulation 1315/2013, urban mobility (passenger and urban logistics), multimodal transport and transport infrastructure, freight transport transport and logistics. She has been working mainly for EU institutions such European Commission (consultancy and research e.g FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe), European Parliament, ESA, Committee of the Regions, etc in projects covering EU Member States and also Brazil, Peru, Algeria and Morocco. At international level, Maria has also worked for the African Development Bank and World Bank, in projects covering Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and St. Tome, Brazil.
Maria is a senior project manager with experience in project management and coordination of international consortia and projects. Besides project management skills, she has experience in data collection, data and market analysis, EU policy analysis, evaluation and impact assessment (BRG) benchmarking, business models development, stakeholders engagement and consultation, events organisation, training and capacity building.
Maria is responsible for the development of the company’s segment plan for EU Transport where the company strategy for the European market on the transport segment is defined, as well as the opportunities and targets.
She is the internal coordinator of the TEN-T corridor studies where Panteia is a partner/coordinator: Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea-Mediterranean, Rhine Alpine, North Sea Baltic, Rhine Danube, Orient East Mediterranean.
Currently she is working on TEN-T corridor studies (DG MOVE, EC), UVARExchange – User-friendly information tool on urban and regional vehicle access regulation schemes (DG MOVE, EC), New mobility patterns for European cities (DG MOVE, EC), The future of transport in the Recovery Plan (European Parliament), Impact assessment for a possible revision of driving and rest time rules for bus and coach drivers set out in Regulation (EC) NO 561/2006 on driving times, breaks and rest periods of road transport workers (DG MOVE, EC), and on the new European urban mobility initiative: deliver inclusive local mobility needs and european decarbonisation goals at the same time? (Committee of the Regions).