Empresa de Planejamento e Logística S.A. (EPL) is an administratively and financially autonomous government corporation, linked to Brazil's Ministry of Transportation, created in 2011 to develop the country's high-speed rail system and integrating it with other transportation systems, by conducting surveys and studies, building infrastructure and operating the project. Originally named Empresa de Transporte Ferroviário de Alta Velocidade S.A. (ETAV), the company's responsibilities were expanded in 2012 to include the planning and assessment of all of Brazil's logistics and transportation systems, comprising and interconnecting highways, railways, ports, airports and waterways. EPL is responsible for developing the National Interconnected Logistics Plan, aimed at optimizing cargo and freight transportation through the use of railways, inner waterways and cabotage services and integrating them with the country's highway infrastructure. EPL's flagship project, the TAV high-speed train, will connect Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Campinas, as well as three of Brazil's most important airports, with nine train stations with a total extension of 510.8km, including a 90km tunnel and a 107.8km bridge. The company is based in Brasília, in Brazil's federal district.