Bus held up among many other vehicles on a major traffic jam in Avenida Brasil. Early evening traffic jam, with lots of commuters returning home from Centro (Downtown) going towards West Zone of Rio.
The sign in front of the bus keeps flashing: “Rapido”, which means “fast”. A puzzling, message contradicted by the context itself – in a city that suffers with chronic traffic issues.
For these buses that run long distances, there are two main groups they may be classified as belonging to:
- “Parador” – “stopper”, which will stop in most stops all the way to the end of the itinerary and, therefore, take quite a while to reach its final destination.
- “Rapido” – “Fast”, which will not stop much, takes people further within less time, skipping some pre-determined stops on the way to its final destination.
Besides the congestion, temporary traffic signs and lane dividers show impact of the ongoing BRT Transbrasil construction work.
Photo taken on 21/Jun/2016.