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Transmilenio is the main public transportation system serving Bogota, the capital of Colombia. It is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that was opened to the public in December 2000, inspired by Curitiba's Rede Integrada de Transporte. In the following years, the initial line (covering the Caracas and 80 avenues) was complemented by several other lines; as of March 2016, the system has 12 lines and 131 stations, for a total of approximately 120 km, making it the world's largest BRT system. In 2016, the fare for a single-way ticket was of 2000 COP (around 0.58 euro or 0.65 USD as of March 2016). The system lines are complemented by over 400 "feeder" buses (alimentadores, in Spanish); these buses transport the users from certain main stations to areas that are not within reach of the Transmilenio lines. These buses are not articulated, do not have a dedicated lane, and are free to use (provided that the user has a Transmilenio card).

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