Rio Allows Taxis to Operate on BRT Rapid Bus Lanes

For BRT Rio, the transit of taxis in the exclusive route of articulated buses puts at risk the drivers and the passengers of the buses and the taxis.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, said yesterday (Saturday, June 10th) that he will maintain the decision of the city hall to allow taxis to travel through the exclusive bus corridor BRT Transcarioca.

The decision, published on June 9th in the Official Gazette of the Municipality, was criticized by the concessionaire BRT Rio, which manages the exclusive rapid bus lane corridors of the city.

The Official Gazette stated that the circulation of taxis will be allowed in sections of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?