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Brazilian BRT moves into the fast lane

The alternatives for the implementation of BRT in Belo Horizonte in Brazil have been studied by Eduardo Cândido Coelho, a partner-director of the Tectran Group, and Rodrigo Sírio Coelho, a partner-director of Modelle Logistics and Engineering

Rodrigo Sírio Coelho and Eduardo Cândido Coelho
A design concept for Belo Horizonte’s BRT system
A design concept for Belo Horizonte’s BRT system
BRT is already in operation in the city of Curitiba
BRT is already in operation in the city of Curitiba


The city of Belo Horizonte is gearing up to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where the addition of a deluge of visitors to a population of over 2.5 million means that the issue of public transport is taking high priority. Among the plans is the implementation of a set of bus priority corridors, following the BRT models already in operation in even larger cities such as Curitiba and Bogotá.

A system redefinition, along with appropriate traffic signal reprogramming, is a great...

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