By Lacy Edney, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bus Rapid System (BRS) was implemented on Avenida Presidente Vargas on Tuesday, March 6th in Rio's Centro district, initially causing crippling traffic congestion. This is the second BRS lane in Centro, the first was put in place last October along Avenida Rio Branco.

The roadway traffic system was created to increase efficiency and decrease transit time up to thirty percent, by designating bus lanes and creating Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here