Rio to Reduce a Third of Buses by 2016

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Along with massive infrastructure and transport investments to happen in Rio by the 2016 Olympics, a third of all conventional buses will be taken off the roads according to city authorities. Some 2,900 buses will gradually be withdrawn and certain routes will cease to operate as passengers will be expected to utilize the new transport lines.

Carlos Roberto Osório, the new Secretary for the Department of Transport, told O Globo that the aim of his administration is to streamline Rio’s transport system. They intend to triple (from 19 . . .

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