Rio’s Light Vehicle on Tracks (VLT) Project in Progress

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Expected to integrate and reinvigorate both Rio de Janeiro's Centro region and the Região Portuária (Port Zone), work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on Tracks) continues in Rio de Janeiro. Once running it is estimated that 32 trains will eventually operate on the VLT lines and that six lines will help to transport approximately 285,000 passengers per day.

Best known as the "VLT", the project, when completed, should connect Rio's Centro (Downtown) and Port Zone through 28 kilometers of rail . . .

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