BRT Transcarioca Opens, Linking Barra to Galeão Airport

By Patrick Eccles- Williams and George Utley, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Earlier this month, on Wednesday June 4th, saw the inaugural journey of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the Transcarioca route between Barra da Tijuca and Galeão International Airport (GIG). The project, which cost roughly R$1.8 billion, drastically reduces the journey time from the airport to Barra, site of the 2016 Olympic park.

The route stretches a distance of 39 kilometers and has . . .

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