Belo Horizonte, one of the host cities for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, launched its MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) system on March 8, 2014, which will drastically improve urban mobility in the quickly growing city. Today the city is home to 2.5 million people, while it was designed in 1897 to hold just 100,000 inhabitants. This unplanned urban growth has created immense strain on the city’s infrastructure, including severe traffic congestion and air pollution. To improve Belo Horizonte’s transport system and make the city more livable, EMBARQ Brazil has worked with the city’s transport planners since 2010 to help launch a safe, reliable, and efficient MOVE BRT system. MOVE connects disparate parts of the city and travels five times faster than a car during rush hour. Offering both travel time savings and amenities like air conditioning and pre-paid boarding, Belo Horizonte’s MOVE is on the front line in delivering people-oriented mobility.
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