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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court, leveling a R$200,000 fine against former...
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...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The dispute over a proposed fare hike on Rio's municipal bus lines came to a head late last week as the city's major bus companies, known collectively as Rio Ônibus,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prefeitura (City Hall) of Rio de Janeiro will remove 78 bus lines within the city's Zona Sul (South Zone) by 2016 in an effort to streamline public transportation...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the VLT construction in Centro taking a step ahead, main street Avenida Rio Branco has become a one way street in direction of the Aterro in Flamengo with only...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence including the torching of hundreds of city buses and the killing of a driver has led Sindmotoristas (Motorists and Workers of the Urban Road Transport Union)...
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...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As many as a quarter of a million people have been left without bus service in greater São Paulo following a strike by bus drivers and operators. Striking employees...
By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Delays and design changes on the Transcarioca Highway connecting Galeão International Airport to Barra da Tijuca have led to the project running 46 percent over budget. The initial cost...
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