TiTuSS Transport Database

Published: 17 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ry5dkty7t7.1
Patricia Melo,
Bruno T Rocha,


The excel file provides a longitudinal database which integrates information for the road networks with demographic, administrative and socioeconomic data for the municipalities of mainland Portugal over the 50-year period from 1971 to 2020. Although the database refers to the road network and road-based accessibility, it also includes simple measures of the railway network, namely the number of active railway stations in each municipality and the road-based distance and travel time to the nearest active railway station. The database can be used to study the effects of improved road accessibility on multiple socioeconomic outcomes in Portugal (e.g., population growth/decline, employment growth/decline, regional cohesion, urbanization patterns, etc.) over a considerable long period of 50 years. The database was constructed as part of the project TiTuSS-Transport Infrastructure & Urban Spatial Structure: Economic, Social & Environmental Effects (PTDC/EGE-PTDC/EGE-ECO/28805/2017).



Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico


Transport, Economic Geography, Portugal


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia