Rio 2016; Transcarioca Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) begins operations


Transcarioca, BRT connecting Rio’s international airport to Barra da Tijuca, begins operations

The expressway has 47 bus stations along its 39-km route leading to the heart of the Games

One of the urban transit projects most eagerly anticipated by Rio residents, the Transcarioca Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, is now ready. The expressway, which connects Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport to Barra da Tijuca, the main Games competition zone, started operating today (Monday, 2 June). It is estimated that around 320,000 people will travel along the express corridor daily, reducing bus journey times between Ilha do Governador, where the airport is located, and Barra da Tijuca by 60%.


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