Taxi Alternatives Grow Rapidly

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Taxi service alternatives like Uber are becoming popular all over the world. In some cities like Curitiba, mayors are under pressure from the taxi drivers’ union to find a way to keep their customers out of Uber vehicles. However, with an estimated 500 million rides in Brazil since it arrived, Uber shows no signs of going away. Recently, the More...

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On December 14, 2016

Volvo Launches World’s Largest Bus

Volvo has launched its newest vehicles, two buses that will add to Volvo’s high-passenger capacity transport system. Volvo introduced its two new buses at the FetransRio transportation conference, which was More...

On January 17, 2016

The Brazilian Way

The bus system in Curitiba is famous for being the first Rede Integrada de Transporte (RIT) system in Brazil, and it’s still considered the best in the country, with approximately one third of Curitibanos More...

On December 2, 2015

São Paulo Battles its Traffic

For decades, mega-city São Paulo has been transforming into endless urban sprawl, razing tree-lined plazas, demolishing architectural gems, under-investing in public transportation, and blighting wide swaths More...

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On January 23, 2015

New Port Access Road

Trucks serving various container terminals on the left bank of the Brazilian port of Santos are expected to see faster deliveries thanks to a new 3 million reais ($1.15 million) access road. The new road access More...

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On September 26, 2014

Curitiba First for the Future

Autonomous vehicles, levitating trains, and supersonic tubes have all been suggested as radical ways to transport us faster as the 21st century urban age approaches, but it seems the real secret to a faster commute More...

On August 13, 2014

Chinese Electric Buses Coming

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has announced that the city of Campinas, in the São Paulo region of Brazil, has been selected as the home for the company’s newest factory. More...

On May 5, 2014

Brazil has First Battery-Powered Bus in World

  The first battery-powered bus in the world has begun working its route in the São Paulo suburb of Diadema, where the passengers it has transported are getting to know and appreciate this Brazilian project to More...

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On January 25, 2014
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Metro in Curitiba is Coming

   Improving Brazil’s infrastructure is often listed as one of the most critical issues hindering Brazil’s progress in the 21st century. Critics of Brazil – economists, journalists, students protesting More...

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On October 25, 2013

New Urban Mobility Model

World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016 visitors will be able to sail between venues on a fleet of seven new 2000-seat ferry catamarans designed specifically for Brazil’s upcoming international events by Holland’s More...