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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The dispute over a proposed fare hike on Rio's municipal bus lines came to a head late last week as the city's major bus companies, known collectively as Rio Ônibus, filed a suit in the 15th Public Treasury Court seeking to compel Rio City Hall to raise the bus fare from its current R$3.80 to at least R$5.30.

In a statement released on Monday, May 1st, Rio Ônibus argued that, due to the harsh economic Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?