Category Archives: Rio Transit News

Funding for crucial Rio 2016 transportation projects secured – Around the Rings (subscription)

Funding for crucial Rio 2016 transportation projects secured
Around the Rings (subscription)
The Brazil President, Dilma Rousseff, and the Rio de Janeiro Mayor, Eduardo Paes, on Wednesday, March 21, announced the public funding plan for two new important urban mobility works in the city – both crucial projects for the transportation plan of

Top news photos for March 22 – News in photos

Top news photos for March 22
News in photos
(AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid) Residents collect garbage on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro March 22, 2012. World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, aims to focus on the sustainable management of water resources, according to the United Nations.

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Secrets of a Giant – International Press Institute (press release)

Secrets of a Giant
International Press Institute (press release)
Last month, Mário Randolfo Marques Lopes, an editor in the interior of Rio de Janeiro state, was kidnapped and executed along with his girlfriend. Just five days later, motorcycle-bound gunmen killed journalist and newspaper owner Paulo Rocaro in a

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Europe-South America service reconfigured – Fruitnet.com

Europe-South America service reconfigured
Fruitnet.com
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Pecem to ensure complete port coverage, the groups revealed. "The new configuration, which starts in mid-April, will provide reliable weekly port coverage with competitive transit times and connections to the Hamburg

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Over the top: Transit planners look to gondolas to put an end to urban gridlock – National Post


National Post
Over the top: Transit planners look to gondolas to put an end to urban gridlock
National Post
In Rio de Janeiro last year, officials opened a six-station gondola line carrying passengers over the winding, dangerous streets of the city's infamous favelas. In Medellin, Colombia, two full-length gondola lines have now been installed to bring

Brazil’s Bloody Bike Wars Drive National Protests: Dom Phillips – Bloomberg

Brazil's Bloody Bike Wars Drive National Protests: Dom Phillips
Bloomberg
This time, hundreds of cyclists blocked Avenida Paulista in response and across the country — in cities as far apart as Manaus, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro — cyclists threw themselves on the ground to symbolize the deaths, lit candles and sang

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Mountaintop statue of Jesus part of long-range plans for Ghost Town revival – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Mountaintop statue of Jesus part of long-range plans for Ghost Town revival
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
If her dream becomes a reality, the mountaintop would be crowned with statue of Jesus with a similar look to the one in Rio De Janeiro, Presley said. For now, Presley is focused on getting Ghost Town's core attractions up and running — fixing up the

The President of Rio 2016 participates in the 19th. Session of the United … – Around the Rings (subscription)

The President of Rio 2016 participates in the 19th. Session of the United
Around the Rings (subscription)
As a panelist, Nuzman highlighted the importance of the city regeneration and social transformation generated by the Rio 2016™ which give Rio de Janeiro an unprecedented face lift. He also reminded that the social programmes implemented by the federal

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2012 TED Prize Given To The City 2.0 – Huffington Post

2012 TED Prize Given To The City 2.0
Huffington Post
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes spoke of how his city was able to win the Olympic games, expand the reach of its public transit system from covering 18 percent of citizens to 63 percent of citizens, bring healthcare and open spaces into the Favelas

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Voestalpine to Build Two Track Switch Plants in Brazil in 2012 – BusinessWeek

Voestalpine to Build Two Track Switch Plants in Brazil in 2012
BusinessWeek
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo plan new local transit systems, Voestalpine said, adding that Brazil-based Vale SA, the world's largest iron-ore producer, is building a new heavy duty train route. Voestalpine will “take advantage of the positive

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