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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, puts a hat during the inauguration of the BRT Transcarioca (Rapid Transit Bus) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. The corridor has 39 kilometers long, cutting through 27 neighborhoods and will serve 320 thousand people every day, reducing in 60 per cent the average time of the commute. The corridor will connect the International Airport to the subway, which takes the passengers to the Maracana stadium. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, puts a hat during the inauguration of the BRT Transcarioca (Rapid Transit Bus) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. The corridor has 39 kilometers long, cutting through 27 neighborhoods and will serve 320 thousand people every day, reducing in 60 per cent the average time of the commute. The corridor will connect the International Airport to the subway, which takes the passengers to the Maracana stadium. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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(AP) Brazil has delivered parts of one of the costliest infrastructure projects built ahead of the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.


President Dilma Rouseff rode a bus Sunday to mark the official opening of a $700 million bus corridor for quickly moving people between the airport and subway stations in the western part of the city. None of the city's subway lines go to Rio's international airport.


The Transcarioca bus system is a 24-mile (39-kilometer) line with dedicated lanes for buses that are expected to carry 320,000 passengers a day. While the line is now open, not all of its bus stations have been completed.


Outside the station where Rouseff arrived, protesters gathered to complain about the lack of spending in education and health care.


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