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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Work on the Line 3 extension to the VLT in Centro appears to have come to a stop, leaving an unfinished construction site on Avenida Marechal Floriano since the beginning...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, June 5th, city officials celebrated the one-year anniversary of Rio de Janeiro's light rail transit system, the VLT (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos, or Light Rail Vehicle), by unveiling...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 13th, Rio City Hall announced that the VLT's (Light Rail Vehicle) new line, which connects Saara to Praça XV, will remain free until an unspecified date. Originally,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second line of the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) between the Saara market and Praça Quinze (XV), in Rio's Centro zone is expected to open in the second week...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the run up to the mega-spectacle that was the Rio 2016 Olympics, perhaps no neighborhood in the Cidade Maravilhosa was given a greater facelift than Rio de Janeiro’s commercial...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday one of the Curmudgeon’s friends wrote him from the USA: “I feel for you. The hassle of hosting the Olympics. I don't know why anyone would want to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost half a million tourists expected to visit Rio in little over one month, city officials recently released the new Rio 2016 RioCard transit card which will allow unlimited...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 5th, Rio de Janeiro’s new light rail transit system, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) was finally unveiled in Rio's downtown Centro district. Sunday’s unveiling was considered the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon has occasionally ventured into futurology, and on the eve (or so we are told by City Hall) of the official inauguration of the VLT (the Very Light Tram) he...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After several years of construction, road closures and detours in the city’s downtown area, this Sunday, May 22nd, Rio de Janeiro unveils its new light rail system, the VLT (Vehicle...
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