Bus Rapid Transit in Rio de Janeiro:
Bus Rapid Transit system relies on Mercedes-Benz articulated buses to provide fast and safe mobility
Rio de Janeiro is counting on the urban BRT system to accommodate the higher mobility requirements expected during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
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The planned BRT system will consist of several sections and will cover a total length of approximately 150 kilometers. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz do Brasil subsidiary has already been awarded a major order for more than 90 Mercedes-Benz articulated buses , as well as special BRT services (type O 500 MA), for the so-called “Transoeste” BRT section that has been commissioned in early June 2012.
Mercedes-Benz buses are thus to be the first vehicles to operate on the exclusive main bus axes that will be fed by several feeder lines. The above 50-kilometer “Transoeste” BRT section can reduce travel time by 50 percent and transport around 220,000 passengers per day. The articulated bus – which is known in Brazil as the “Ligeirão” (large rapid bus) – stands out through its ability to transport up to 145 passengers.
The articulated bus with the star also boasts state-of-the-art BlueTec 5
exhaust gas treatment technology, which meets the PROCONVE P-7 emission standard (similar to Euro V)
that went into effect in Brazil in January 2012.
In addition to its modern product range for passenger transport, Daimler and its BRT expert team offer support during the planning, implementation, and further development of customized Bus Rapid Transit concepts. The team includes specialists for traffic and transport planning, engineers, strategists, and local experts from around the world. As a result, the Group is present with its Mercedes-Benz buses in all key BRT systems worldwide, including those in São Paulo and Curitiba in Brazil, Bogotá in Colombia, Istanbul in Turkey, and many other cities.