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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bus drivers' strike in Rio de Janeiro, which started at dawn today (Monday, June 11th), is already causing problems on the Transcarioca, Transoeste and Transolímpica BRT lines. According to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil tries to get back to normal after nine days of protests by truck drivers, retailers, farmers and exporters now sit down to calculate the economic damages caused...
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 - Starting on Tuesday, May 1st, Rio City Hall will begin imposing a one percent tax on the city's most popular ride-hailing applications, such as Uber, 99, and Cabify, for all...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s metro (subway) operator, MetrôRio and the popular local taxi and car hailing mobile application, 99, have just announced a new joint promotional discount metrocard, MetrôRio 99, that will provide...
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 - As part of MetrôRio's “Quem Prova Aprova” (Who Tries It Approves) campaign, the five stations of the new Metro Line 4 will offer riders a reduced fare of R$3 until...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizers of the mega-music festival Rock in Rio have announced a new transportation program in partnership with MetrôRio for the 2017 edition, set to take place at the Cidade do...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday (March 25th) MetrôRio will inaugurate the direct connection between lines 1 and 4 of the subway system, ending with the need for the rider to transfer at General...
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