Rio’s Van Transport System Under Review

By Eliza Preston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Approximately 5,800 municipal vans are registered in the city of Rio, and there are thought to be hundreds if not thousands more operating illegally. Safety regulations appear loose and seldom enforced according to recent reports, but they serve a vital role in city transportation system, especially to some of the outer communities.

Last week van drivers took to the streets of Rio calling for the right to access the bus corridors (Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?