Brazil Protesters Win $25 Billion for Public Transport

Brazil Protesters Win $25 Billion for Public Transport

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed to earmark $25 billion for public transport by AFP 6/24/2013 8:12:17 PM

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed to earmark $25 billion for public transport following massive nationwide street protests over the country’s inadequate mass transit system.

The government will allocate “50 billion reais ($25 billion) in new investments for urban mobility projects” and “to improve public transport in our country,” Rousseff announced following crisis talks with protest leaders and regional officials.

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