Posts tagged Transoeste
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Rio – The communities Recreio II, Harmonia, and Restinga, in Recreio, don’t exist anymore. They were removed for construction of the BRT Transoeste (bus line and highway). Yet nothing has been done with the land they once occupied. The space is empty and the families that were forced to leave their homes complain they are not satisfied with More >
Connecting Barra da Tijuca and the Olympic Park with the International Airport, the Transcarioca highway and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route is the most visible transport infrastructure work the city of Rio is undertaking in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Officials estimate that the 39km expressway and its 45 bus stations will serve 400,000 passengers per day and cut journey time between Barra and the airport by 60%. However, of the three BRT transport projects under construction – the others being the TransOeste linking far West Zone More >
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The communities of Restinga, Vila Harmonia and Recreio 2, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro saw themselves the target of relentless municipal government action towards the end of 2010, as City Hall staffers, police and demolition crews paid frequent and long visits.
Residents are being asked to leave the area to allow for the widening of the main road Avenida das Américas, which will accomomdate BRT lanes for the Olympic Games in 2016.
The matter is riddled by legal complications. The government’s policy has been to compensate residents for the loss of their homes through cash compensation or relocation to More >