VLT Train System in Rio’s Port Zone Scheduled to Open in April

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In April, officials say that Rio de Janeiro residents and visitors will be able travel the city’s downtown Centro and Port Zone in one of two Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos/VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) lines. The first lines will connect Rio’s downtown and port area to the bus station and the Santos Dumont domestic airport, and with the VLT, city authorities hope to improve mobility and accessibility to areas beyond the beaches.

“The start of the mobility crisis in Rio probably started with the end of . . .

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