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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the last increase in bus fares had triggered mass protests around the country and had to be postponed from June 2013 to February 2014, Rio’s Prefeitura (city government)...
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 William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current bus driver strike in Rio de Janeiro has led to longer-than-usual commutes for citizens, as well as outbreaks of violence in the city. The strike has created yet...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Getting around the city by public transportation just got more expensive. On Saturday, June 1st, fares for Rio de Janeiro buses climbed from R$2.75 to R$2.95, a 7.27 percent increase...
By Samindra Kunti, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Rio continues to develop and implement its transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) in a bid to better its infrastructure prior to hosting the 2016 Olympics, some reports...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new signaling system for SuperVia trains that provide service to Rio de Janeiro and its suburbs has entered the final testing stage, according to a press release from...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An investigation by the Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has found links between Brazilian construction giant Delta Construção, who walked out on the Transcarioca Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) consortium last...
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