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Tag: Transcarioca

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, October 19th, Brazil has created the Rede Nacional de Trilhas de Longo Curso e Conectividade (National Network of Long-Course and Connection Trails), formed by four main corridors connecting natural...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inaugurated in February this year, the Transcarioca is the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area. Crossing Rio de Janeiro through the Atlantic Forest, the 180-kilometer path has been...
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 - With the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, city officials announced on Monday, August 22nd, that the BRT Transolímpica line would open to the general public on Tuesday, August 23rd....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With one month to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, on Monday, July 4th, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes unveiled another of the city’s major infrastructure projects, the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games construction sites are a common sight in Rio de Janeiro as the city not only builds sporting facilities for the event,...
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 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...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2016 Olympic Games will take place in four different zones spread across Rio de Janeiro - Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã - an improved transportation system has been...

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