Keith Barry at Wired writes:

Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, the Brazilian city of São Paulo is getting a monorail.

They’re testing trains on the 17-mile Silver Line (also known as Line 15) to prepare for regular service. Unlike monorail systems that [are] more tourist attraction than useful transit, the automated Silver Line is designed to move 48,000 passengers each hour each way between two major suburbs when it opens in March.