Eleven priority bus lines have resumed circulation in Rio de Janeiro since last Wednesday (1st). The measure is part of the legal agreement between the City of Rio, the concessionaires and the Public Ministry to improve the quality of service provided to the population of Rio.
The objective is to recover the road system in the city, increasing the circulation of vehicles, without increasing the ticket price. To this end, the city government committed to subsidizing the system by committing the companies to maintain the BRL 4.05 fare on the Bilhete Único for another year.
According to calculations by the Municipal Transport Department (SMTR) the average subsidy paid by the municipal government will be R$ 1.78 per kilometer traveled by municipal buses. On social media, Mayor Eduardo Paes (PSD) promised to announce the return of new lines every week.
“Gradually, we are solving the most serious crisis that we inherited from the previous administration. Once again I apologize to the population for not being able to be more agile in solving the problem. The main reason was the need to have this agreement approved by the Judiciary and with the accompaniment and agreement of the Public Ministry. We want a definitive solution to this drama that the carioca has been facing for a long time”, he said.
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In this first phase of the resumption, the lines serve neighborhoods in the West zone such as Sepetiba, Campo Grande, and feeders of the BRT system. Buses from the North, South and Center areas of the city also circulate again. Check the list:
Santa Cruz Consortium
870 – Sepetiba – Santa Cruz
871 – Pingo d`Água – Cesarão III Station (Via Sepetiba)
822 – Campo Grande – Hunchback
849 – Campo Grande – Santa Cruz Air Base
845 – Cantagalo – Campo Grande
922 – Tubiacanga – Fundão (Portuguese Road)
925 – Rio Galeão – Banking
778 – Pavuna – Cascadura (Via Estrada de Botafogo)
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Clívia Mesquita