This video shows interviews with residents and public bus employees that work in the neighborhood of Sepetiba. The interviews are with public school students who use public transportation in Sepetiba. According to state law, transportation is free for public school students. However, students encounter many difficulties since bus drivers limit the number of students per vehicle, many times for subjective or discriminatory reasons.
Sepetiba is a neighborhood in Rio’s West Zone, with Sepetiba Bay to the south. Sepetiba has a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants. It is worth noting that the state government built a large complex, called Nova Sepetiba, along Estrada de Sepetiba, for low income populations. Sepetiba’s beaches have reached high levels of pollution that have transformed them into a swamp. Currently, these beaches are being restored by stage government.