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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court, leveling a R$200,000 fine against former...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio and the popular local taxi and car hailing mobile application, 99, have just announced a new joint promotional discount metrocard, MetrôRio 99, that will provide...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, said yesterday (Saturday, June 10th) that he will maintain the decision of the city hall to allow taxis to travel through the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As part of MetrôRio's “Quem Prova Aprova” (Who Tries It Approves) campaign, the five stations of the new Metro Line 4 will offer riders a reduced fare of R$3 until...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizers of the mega-music festival Rock in Rio have announced a new transportation program in partnership with MetrôRio for the 2017 edition, set to take place at the Cidade do...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday (March 25th) MetrôRio will inaugurate the direct connection between lines 1 and 4 of the subway system, ending with the need for the rider to transfer at General...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, March 6th, Rio's Public Ministry revealed it is opening an investigation into the exorbitant use of state funds to maintain the Metro Line 4's Gávea construction project, which...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As hundreds of thousands Carnival revelers prepare to descend on Rio's streets for the famous blocos and parades at the Sapucaí in the Sambódromo, officials have announced a special metro...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bonde tram of Santa Teresa doubles as local transportation and iconic tourism draw for the bohemian hillside neighborhood, although after a tragic accident in 2011 it took until 2015...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second line of the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) between the Saara market and Praça Quinze (XV), in Rio's Centro zone is expected to open in the second week...
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