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BRT Transolímpica Opens to Public Following Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, city officials announced on Monday, August 22nd, that the BRT Transolímpica line would open to the general public on Tuesday, August 23rd. During the Games, the 26km express corridor, which connected the two largest competition venues, Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca, and the Deodoro Sports Complex in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), was only accessible to Olympic event ticket holders with the Rio 2016 unlimited travel RioCard.

Comprised of two car lanes in both directions as well as an exclusive . . .

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