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BRT Accidents Causing Concern in Rio

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the race to develop better infrastructure in the city before hosting the 2016 Olympics, Rio has launched an ambitious transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes to help link previously under-connected neighborhoods. Unfortunately inadequate road signs, as well as reckless drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians, have been blamed for a rash of accidents on the BRT Transoeste.

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