BRT gets underway in Rio

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Rio 2016 Committee president, Carlos Arthur Nuzman and FIFA World Cup 2014 committee president, Ricardo Teixeira, took part, along with mayor Eduardo Paes, in the launch of the construction of the BRT Transoeste (Bus Rapid Transit) express way–signalled by an explosion for the opening of the Grota Funda tunnel. Transoeste is one of the four BRTs that is a part of the road package to prepare the city for the 2016 Olympic Games.

With the construction of the Transoeste, journeys of people between Barra and Santa Cruz will be 150% faster at peak times, benefiting thousands, said Nuzman, Rio 2016 president. "This project is one more demonstration of mayor Eduardo Paes commitment concerning the guarantees given to the International Olympic Committee at the time of Rio's candidature to the Games. I am happy with this intervention, which helps the city welcome the Games and improves the population life quality, " he stated.

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