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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, city officials announced on Monday, August 22nd, that the BRT Transolímpica line would open to the general public on Tuesday, August 23rd....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With one month to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, on Monday, July 4th, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes unveiled another of the city’s major infrastructure projects, the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games construction sites are a common sight in Rio de Janeiro as the city not only builds sporting facilities for the event,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two accidents, both crashes of BRT buses in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone), have left more than 130 people injured this morning (January 13th). The accidents are part of a...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Barra da Tijuca in Zona Oeste (West Zone) is a sprawling neighborhood that hosts many of Rio's events with Riocentro, HSBC Arena and Citibank Hall to name a few venues....
By Samindra Kunti, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Rio continues to develop and implement its transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) in a bid to better its infrastructure prior to hosting the 2016 Olympics, some reports...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The private contractor in charge of the construction of the BRT Transoeste line, named Scenario, recently came under fire as potholes and cracks left the new bus lane unusable, just...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting last week (September 3rd) workers have moved into the first construction site located in Leblon in the 23rd Military Police Battalion in Praça Sibélius (Sibelius Square). This construction...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the race to develop better infrastructure in the city before hosting the 2016 Olympics, Rio has launched an ambitious transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes to help...
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