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Olympic Construction Transforms Public Transport in Rio de Janeiro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games construction sites are a common sight in Rio de Janeiro as the city not only builds sporting facilities for the event, but transforms public transport. The impact on roadway traffic and transportation infrastructure, in the notoriously congested city, might well be one of the biggest legacies of the sports mega-event.

The biggest public transportation impact on the Zona Oeste (West Zone) of the city will be caused by the three BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lines that connect Recreio and Barra with . . .

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