The metro leaves from the Rodoviaria (bus station) and goes only southwards. It doesn’t go to most of political and tourist spots of Brasília.
The main purpose of the metro is to serve the population of the largest satellite cities, such as Guará, Águas Claras, Samambaia, Taguatinga and Ceilândia. The satellite cities are more populated than the Pilot Plan (the census of 2000 indicated that Ceilândia had 344,039 inhabitants, Taguatinga had 243,575, whereas the Pilot Plan had around 200,000 inhabitants), and most residents of the satellite cities depend on public transportation.
Free of transit contraints, the metro is a very quick means of transportation. Besides, it is clean and safe. The flat fare is R$ 1,90, less than US$.
THE SATELLITES OR WORKING CITIES OF BRASILIA
The population within Brasilia’s labor market lives under the jurisdiction of two state entities andseveral municipalities, which generates a classical inter-jurisdiction coordination andmanagement problem, impacting the quality of services for the members of the unified labormarket.