Bike Rio Operations Taken Over by São Paulo Company, Tembici

With its acquisition of Samba Transportes Sustentáveis, São Paulo company, Tembici will now be responsible for servicing Bike Rio.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amidst scores of complaints from users, Rio de Janeiro's public bicycle rental system, Bike Rio, is under new service management as São Paulo company, Tembici, takes over operations of the embattled social transportation program.

Tembici inherits the contract as part of its purchase of former Bike Rio manager, Samba Transportes Sustentáveis. With the acquisition, Tembici will now take over Samba Transportes Sustentáveis' Bike Rio service contract with Rio de Janeiro City Hall, which lasts until 2018.

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