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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prefeitura (City Hall) of Rio de Janeiro will remove 78 bus lines within the city's Zona Sul (South Zone) by 2016 in an effort to streamline public transportation...
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, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long anticipated new Metro (Subway) Line 4 connecting Rio de Janeiro's Zona Sul (South Zone) and Barra da Tijuca is set to open on time in June 2016...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data collected by the IPEA Institute (Institute for Applied Economics Research) shows that only 65 percent of all transportation infrastructure investments that were planned by Brazil's federal government between...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first train of the new public transportation system connecting Rio's Centro, Port Zone and domestic airport Santos Dumont, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) has arrived in the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another two new trains will start circulating in the SuperVia train system in Rio de Janeiro. The trains bought in China by Rio's government are part of a rejuvenation...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The enlargement of the road stretch at the Joá including two tunnels is taking shape with 55 percent of the works concluded so far. The enlarged highway, which is...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has handed over the environmental license necessary to start construction of Niterói's exclusive rapid bus line, the Transoceanica, to Niterói Mayor...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twelve of the fifteen new trains for the Metro Line 4 have arrived in Rio de Janeiro from China and will be put to the test with passengers on...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by Dutch transport technology company TomTom has revealed that Rio de Janeiro has the third worst traffic in the world for the second time in a row. The...
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