The background and an overall review of the implementation of theRio de Janeiro Rapid Transit System Metro with itsimplications in the structure of the transport system within themetropolitan area and in its urban development is provided. Emphasis isgiven to the social role played by the Metro lines in terms of reducingthe travel costs and travelling time of the working population. As suchit is also a major political issue which will affect federal and stategovernments priorities and resources allocation.
International Journal of Social Economics – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 1990