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Rio turns to the sky for transit options

Posted on March 1, 2011

Photo courtesy SEASDH (Secretaria de Assistencia Social e Direi) via Flickr.
Photo courtesy SEASDH (Secretaria de Assistencia Social e Direi) via Flickr.

RIO DE JANEIRO — A new transportation system in Rio, slated to open this month, features a six-station gondola line running above the slums of the city — a collection of favelas known as the Complexo do Alemão. According to government officials, 152 gondolas will carry 30,000 people a day along a 2.1-mile route over the neighborhood, transforming the hour-and-a-half trudge to a nearby commuter rail station into a 16-minute sky ride, reported Wired. To read the full story, click here.

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