|Sao Paulo's integrated Metropolitan Transportation system|
HERE you can see more videos and pictures of Sao Paulo's subway and metropolitan train systems.
HERE you can find maps and more information on the Sao Paulo subway system and it's plans for future expansions.
Sao Paulo is changing very quickly. Faster than I can keep up with, principally the subway system.
In recent years, the subway has expanded into many new neighborhoods and if you ask me, there is a lot of redundancy.
In my opinion, there are some areas of the city that needed subway much before the areas where they are expanding into right now. For example, Barueri (Alphaville), Osasco, Guarulhos ( International Airport ), Santo Andre, Sao Caetano do Sul e Sao Bernardo do Campo ( MY BIRTH PLACE :) ) are all large cities in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region that needed subway right now, so the hundreds of thousands of motorists from these cities that drive into Sao Paulo everyday for work could leave their cars home and take the subway, these large cities alone probably dump around 1 million cars in the city of Sao Paulo everyday, that is a top priority if you ask me.
But the mentality is still taking the buses out of the street ( which is also a good idea ), so they are building subway to replace the bus, not the car, at least not yet.
They haven't been focusing on forcing car drivers to take the subway yet. A must if my opinion.
Having said that, I have to admit that they are doing a fantastic job with the new subway lines.
Super modern, clean and efficient is their trade mark.
Paulistanos have always been super proud of their subway, people won't litter and their are cameras everywhere, so even if they do behave badly, they will get in trouble.
The subway in Sao Paulo is squeaky clean, super safe, fast and reliable, the proud and joy of our city.
It's not an accident or a coincidence, there is a lot of hard work and very well paid employees.
I have friends who graduated from Law School and gave up their law careers for a great paying, stable job at Sao Paulo's subway. They are considered a state company, so the retirement benefits are also very attractive.
Public workers in Brazil retire with their full pay, or 100% of their current salary and receive premium health insurance for life and have a super powerful union.
It sure beats any job in the private sector.
Now elected the BEST SUBWAY SYSTEM in the AMERICAS. How awesome is that?
So I decided to post a short video to give you a sneak peak of Sao Paulo's awesome subway system.