Saturday, January 16

Tag: BRT buses

Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops
Crime

Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops

The #EndSARS violence spread to Mile 12 area of Lagos on Tuesday as hoodlums unleash terror on people and vandalised several BRT buses. It was gathered that the hoodlums also attacked private shops, shooting and looting properties in the area. There was pandemonium as traders and shop owners fled for safety. Vehicle owners were said to have abandon their vehicles and fled as the crisis spread around Mile 12 to Owode axis on Ikorodu Road. Primero, operator of the BRT (Blue buses) said they would be shutting down operation immediately to avoid other buses being damaged by the hoodlums. Thugs were presently moving around with guns and machetes and were causing mayhem, an eyewitness said on twitter. Hoodlums were seen on video holding machetes and other dangerous weapons. ...
Lagos BRT Buses May Withdraw Services Next Week
Business

Lagos BRT Buses May Withdraw Services Next Week

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may withdraw its services on May 25, due to logistics problems and other issues, an authoritative source disclosed on Friday. The source said that the company might likely run out of diesel and other supplies that would likely disrupt BRT operations. “Primero is planning to withdraw all its buses from the road from May 25. The company is running out of diesel. “Suppliers have not been supplying diesel fully because the firm is owing them. The company is currently running at a loss. “Primero will run out of the supply of diesel and other supplies by Monday. So it is not likely the buses will run,” the source re-stated. Efforts to talk with the Managing Director of the company, Mr Fola Tinubu, o...
Sanwo-olu Buys 800 New BRT Buses, Starts Expansion Of BRT Lanes
Politics

Sanwo-olu Buys 800 New BRT Buses, Starts Expansion Of BRT Lanes

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced the acquisition of 800 new BRT buses. The governor made the announcement via a tweet, where he also announced the commencement of the expansion of the BRT lanes in the state. According to the Governor, “Beyond road construction, we have started expanding the bus rapid transit system and gradually reducing the danfo buses on the roads. I am excited to announce that we have purchased over 800 buses to add to the existing BRT fleet expanding to more routes” “We are supportive of private investment in transportation that is non-exploitative. This week, I launched @UberBoat, the first of many private-sector efforts at providing safe & efficient water transport working with our water transportation initiatives.” See the twe...
Ambode Inspects Company That Assembles New BRT Buses In Ibeju, Lekki
News

Ambode Inspects Company That Assembles New BRT Buses In Ibeju, Lekki

After all, is said and done, the Lagos State Government finally set a date to commission its 820 buses to the public. As earlier predicted, we released some exclusive pictures of the BRT buses to you when they were in Ikeja BRT park. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said plans have been firmed up to roll out the Bus Reform Project of the State Government in March with 820 high and medium capacity buses, saying that the initiative would redefine public transportation and make the State to be globally competitive. The Governor, who said this during an extensive inspection tour of ongoing projects across the State which lasted from morning till late in the night, said the initiative was basically designed to inject 5,000 buses, modern terminals, facilitate ...
Free Public Wifi In BRT Buses
News

Free Public Wifi In BRT Buses

I was in a blue BRT bus this evening and i saw free wifi access. I decided to log in. I followed the wizard to log in via my Facebook account. Viola! I started browsing. I wad curious to check the speed as pages opened very fast. See pics for speed and Hotspot name. Thanks to Lagos State Government. Not only AC i did enjoy but the free public wifi. Seun lalasticlala. Come browse freely o
Lagosians Stranded Over Hike In Transport Fares
News

Lagosians Stranded Over Hike In Transport Fares

Reports reaching us indicate that thousands of commuters are currently left stranded in Oshodi area of Lagos State. This was made known in the pictures shared on the Twitter handle of @Gidi_Traffic this morning. The commuters are left stranded following the sudden hike in transportation fare. Some of the affected commuters say the drivers increased fare by almost 10%, and compounding the problem for them are BRT buses that are not working today. See pictures of rowdy Oshodi this morning: