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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, June 5th, city officials celebrated the one-year anniversary of Rio de Janeiro's light rail transit system, the VLT (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos, or Light Rail Vehicle), by unveiling...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 13th, Rio City Hall announced that the VLT's (Light Rail Vehicle) new line, which connects Saara to Praça XV, will remain free until an unspecified date. Originally,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the run up to the mega-spectacle that was the Rio 2016 Olympics, perhaps no neighborhood in the Cidade Maravilhosa was given a greater facelift than Rio de Janeiro’s commercial...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a recent study of traffic accidents throughout Rio de Janeiro, from 2008 to 2015, Rio’s business hub, Centro, has seen the biggest decrease in traffic accidents with a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After several years of construction, road closures and detours in the city’s downtown area, this Sunday, May 22nd, Rio de Janeiro unveils its new light rail system, the VLT (Vehicle...
Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week marks the beginning of the end for Rio traffic. The section of the “perimetral” ring road closest to downtown Rio has now been closed. In preparation for the dismantling...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the collapse of three buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro in late January left at least seventeen people dead, new concerns about the condition of high-rise residential and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week LondonRio, a property company which specializes in refurbishing and modernizing office spaces, has announced three new office spaces available for rent in the city center and...
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