Category Archives: Rio Transit News

Carnival in Brazil draws hundreds of thousands of revelers – Washington Post


NOLA.com
Carnival in Brazil draws hundreds of thousands of revelers
Washington Post
As many as 850000 tourists descend on Rio de Janeiro for the five-day-long Carnival celebration. Revelers dance during Porto da Pedra samba school parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de
Rio de Janeiro's star is rising as Carnival 2012 festivities beginNOLA.com
Rio Carnival: bigger, brighter … more organized?Atlanta Journal Constitution
Rio de Janeiro kicks off Carnival: bigger, brighter … more organized? | The The Republic

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Rio’s Carnival kicks off with a warning about peeing in public – Toronto Star


Toronto Star
Rio’s Carnival kicks off with a warning about peeing in public
Toronto Star
Juliana Barbassa Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO—The globe’s biggest Carnival bash opens Friday, and it promises to be an even bigger blowout this year, with 20 per cent more tourists expected than in 2011. Rio officials say they’re also better

Behind the Scenes of Olympic Cities’ High-Tech Transit Systems – Mashable


BBC Sport
Behind the Scenes of Olympic Cities’ High-Tech Transit Systems
Mashable
Sochi and Rio de Janiero, the rush to develop is on. Mashable spoke with reps from all three cities about how they’re working technology and digital tools into the cities’ transportation systems to prepare for the influx of Olympic visitors.

Romario running for Rio mayor – Fox Sports


Goal.com
Romario running for Rio mayor
Fox Sports
Source: Lionel Cironneau / AP Legendary Barcelona and Brazil striker Romario, currently a Brazilian lawmaker, is to stand for election as mayor of Rio de Janeiro next year, according to Brazilian press reports. “A month ago I ruled out any possibility

All (Partially Built) Roads Lead To Rio – Cherwell Online (blog)

All (Partially Built) Roads Lead To Rio
Cherwell Online (blog)
For example, Rio de Janeiro has plans in place for the construction of 26km of transit bus corridors. Nonetheless, all 12 cities chosen to stage matches, which have among them nine airport redevelopments, are well behind schedule.

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