The Federal Government launched the Acceleration Growth Program (PAC) for Medium-scale City Mobility this Thursday (July 19), which has the aim of improving traffic in cities with between 250,000 and 700,000 inhabitants. Resources of R$ 7 billion will be made available through funding for 75 selected medium-scale cities or State Governments.
According to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the 75 cities have economic importance for the country and are distributed across 18 Brazilian states. The cities include Uberlândia and Uberaba in Minas Gerais, Ribeirão Preto and Limeira in São Paulo, and Cuiabá and Várzea Grande in Mato Grosso. Some 51% are located in metropolitan areas.
24 July 2012