Brazil: New Bus Route opens in Rio for World Cup

Posted on June 2, 2014 • Filed under: Latin America News reported officials are still rushing work at stadiums and at airports, but have acknowledged some projects won’t be finished on time, adding to worries about how Brazil will handle an event expected to attract 600,000 tourists from other countries. Of the 12 host cities, Rio de Janeiro is expecting the most foreigners, at about 90,000.

Brazil has delivered parts of one of the costliest infrastructure projects built ahead of the World Cup in Rio. The country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, rode a bus to mark Sunday’s official opening of a $700m (£417m) bus corridor for quickly moving people between the airport and subway stations in the western part of the city. None of Rio’s subway lines goes to the international airport.

The Transcarioca bus system is a 24-mile (39km) line with dedicated lanes for buses that are expected to carry 320,000 passengers a day. Read Article

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