Government Issues

Rio's public transport transformation may be biggest legacy of Olympics

Posted on August 6, 2015

Construction of the Transbrasil BRT line. Photo: Cidade Olimpica
Construction of the Transbrasil BRT line. Photo: Cidade Olimpica

RIO DE JANEIRO — The impact on roadway traffic and transportation infrastructure, in the notoriously congested city of Rio de Janeiro, might well be one of the biggest legacies of the 2016 Olympic Games, The Rio Times reported.

The biggest public transportation impact on the West Zone of the city will be caused by the three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines. One of the lines, the Transolimpica, will reduce traveling time from two hours between the neighborhoods of Recreio and Deodoro to just thirty minutes, according to the report.

Within Centro, the financial heart of the city, the two biggest changes in transportation are the destruction of the Perimetral highway and the introduction of a light rail tram, The Rio Times said.

“A lot of what is for the Olympics: the BRT, the metro expansion, the demolition of the Perimetral, are things the city asked for for a long time and the Olympics helped a lot in this process," Rio Mayor Eduard Paes told The Rio Times. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Allowing D.C. Metro's continued decline could cost region $1 billion

Finding new funds for Metro, and insisting that it improve its performance, are both critical to the region’s economic future, according to a report.

U.S. DOT forming automation in transportation advisory committee

Seeking 15 individuals with cross-modal perspectives on issues like ITS, robotics, enhanced freight movement, air traffic control next generation technology, and advanced transportation technology deployment.

NACTO adds new transit agency members from Seattle, Portland, Miami

The association's peer-to-peer network model helps the best ideas from cities gain traction across the continent and around the world.

Pierce Transit awarded grant to partner with TNCs, taxis

The agency will coordinate with Transportation Networking Companies and/or taxi companies to coordinate on-demand rides within certain areas though the use of app-based technology.

U.S. DOT awards $65M in advanced technologies in transportation grants

Grants are being awarded through two U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives: the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program and the Mobility on Demand Sandbox program.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close