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Tag: Bus Rapid Transit

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...
BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees
Crime

BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees

A driver with the Bus Rapid Transit, Collins Nnodi, has gone into hiding after crushing a businesswoman, Mrs Grace Okeleke, to death at the Agric bus stop in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The incident happened on Monday. PUNCH Metro gathered that Grace, the wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20pm, when Nnodi, who was driving a bus with number plate EPE 59 XR, knocked her down. It was learnt that the businesswoman died on the spot. However, Nnodi was said to have zoomed off and abandoned the victim at the scene of the accident. Annoyed by the development, it was gathered that an angry mob vandalised some BRT buses plying the route. Explaining the circumstances sur...
BRT Scraps Short-distance Tickets, To Commute 20 Passengers Per Bus
Business

BRT Scraps Short-distance Tickets, To Commute 20 Passengers Per Bus

Primero Transport Services Limited, operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, says it will only be carrying 20 commuters with face masks per bus as from Monday to contain further spread of COVID-19. The Managing Director of the firm, Mr Fola Tinubu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday that the 21st person onboard would be the driver. Tinubu, however, said that the company would not issue short-distance tickets as from Monday, saying short-distance commuters that wished to use the service must be ready to pay for the longest distance tickets on their route. The BRT boss explained that the firm had scrapped N100 and N150 tickets for short distances in the main time and asked commuters to be ready to pay for the N200, N250 or 300 tickets, depending on t...
Ganduje To Introduce BRT Busses In Kano
Politics

Ganduje To Introduce BRT Busses In Kano

Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese transportation company with a view to introducing a multi-billion naira Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, service in the state’s metropolis. A statement signed by the Director – General, Media and Publicity, of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, at first, about 100 busses would be supplied to the state for the services. According to the statement, the MOU was signed by the Kano state government, Kano Metropolitan Transport Company, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company, China and Zhengzhou Public Bus Communication Co. Ltd., China. The MOU further entails integrated transport solutions that includes routes network and infrastructure planning, suitable bus models, Intelligent Transport System, ITS, modern management of operatio...
China Launches World’s Longest Electric Bus,its 3X The Size Of Lagos BRT Buses
News

China Launches World’s Longest Electric Bus,its 3X The Size Of Lagos BRT Buses

Chinese automobile maker BYD on Monday launched the world's longest pure electric bi-articulated bus K12A at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen. The 250 passenger bus is 27 meters long- that's almost the size of a three regular bus. It is also compatible with the global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. It has a maximum speed of 70 km/h (about 44 mph) and will run for almost 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a single full charge - that's enough for the demands of a full day's operation. The automaker claims that the bus is also the world's first electric bus that is equipped with a distributed 4WD system - that means it can switch between 2WD and 4WD smoothly to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle’s overall energy consumption. Till date, BY...
BRT Service To Go Cashless By End Of 2018
News

BRT Service To Go Cashless By End Of 2018

Fola Tinubu, Managing Director and CEO, Primero Transport Services has revealed that services on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be operated with a card system starting from the end of 2018. Tinubu made this known in an interview with Punch Newspaper where he made it known that the card system will be introduced to prevent fraud and to generate revenue. He stated, “With the new card system, we would be sure of what is coming to us and would have blocked leakages. Our target is that by the end of the year, nobody would board the buses without our cards. There are two sets of cards. There is the Lagos Connect, which can be used on our buses only and another one with Sterling Bank called My Fare, which you can use on our buses and also use in grocery stores wi...
BRT Death: “I gave Ezekiel His Breakfast at 7:15am, Picked His Corpse 9:45am”
News

BRT Death: “I gave Ezekiel His Breakfast at 7:15am, Picked His Corpse 9:45am”

Hours after a Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, bus crushed a 16-year-old school boy, Daniel Ezekiel, to death at Ogolonto Bus Stop, along Ikorodu Road in Lagos, his guardians – Dr. and Mrs. Olajide Oyesanya, are yet to come to terms with the tragic reality of their loss. Vanguard reports they are still in shock that their beloved Ezekiel is gone forever, and more so by the bizarre and cruel manner of his death. This is because the bus had on impact crushed and decapitated Ezekiel in a manner reminiscent of the guillotine horror of the French Revolution era. In fact, Mrs. Oyesanya said on waking up Tuesday morning, she momentarily forgot that Ezekiel was gone and was waiting for him to knock on her door and say: “Grandma, I want to go to school”. But that knock never came. For now, their...
Ikeja Bus Terminal 90% Completed, Ready For Use — LAMATA
News

Ikeja Bus Terminal 90% Completed, Ready For Use — LAMATA

Ojelabi, who is the Head of Media and Communication, LAMATA, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday. An official of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Kolawole Ojelabi, says that the Ikeja Bus Terminal project is 90 per cent completed. Ojelabi, who is the Head of Media and Communication, LAMATA, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday. He said that the terminal project was part of the Lagos Bus Reform Programme of the state government to organise transportation services in the state capital. The media head explained that the current situation where commercial buses used the roads and under the bridges in Ikeja as parks was not in line with international practice. He said: “Governme...
Commuters Groan As BRT Lane Construction Causes Gridlock On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
News

Commuters Groan As BRT Lane Construction Causes Gridlock On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Motorists and other road users on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway have lamented the hardship caused by chaotic gridlock on the expressway following the ongoing construction of the Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit lane. The users, who spoke on Monday in Lagos, said that the road was making life unbearable for users on a daily basis. They also expressed worries over the reduction of the expressway from five to two lanes as they believe there was not going to be an expansion. They said that the congestion was mostly experienced during peak hours, especially where access roads merged. A correspondent who took a trip on the highway observed traffic congestion on various portions during peak periods as heavy traffic from Sango, Iyana Ipaja, Egbeda and other areas merge onto the high...
Ambode And The Changing Face Of Alimosho
News

Ambode And The Changing Face Of Alimosho

Having lived in Alimosho virtually all my life, and I am getting close to 60 years, I must say that the transformation that has taken place in the area in two years of Akinwumi Ambode’s administration is unprecedented. I say this with all sense of responsibility as a man of God and a resident who has directly benefited from the Midas touch of the governor. At the inception of his administration, Ambode promised to run an all-inclusive government where no area is left behind in the scheme of things and, true to his words, the hitherto forgotten Alimosho has been positively affected in many ways and the man at the helm of affairs in the Centre of Excellence is still poised to do more. I recall vividly on January 21, 2016, when the governor embarked on an inspection tour of our area, pr...
Lagos To Begin Oshodi-abule Egba BRT Construction
News

Lagos To Begin Oshodi-abule Egba BRT Construction

The regulator of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme; Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA), has unveiled plan to extend the service to the heavily congested Oshodi-Iyana Ipaja-Abule-Egba route. To facilitate smooth operation of the scheme on the route, LAMATA is awarding a contract to redesign the road with two BRT lanes to run in the middle, starting from Abule-Egba towards Oshodi. The service lanes of the expressway are also to be repaired and made more motorable. This, according Abiodun Dabiri, managing director of LAMATA, would be accomplished within the next 20 months and would reduce travel time along the route by at least 40 percent. Dabiri, who addressed stakeholders at a sensitisation meeting, last week, said the work would entail an uninterrupted median BRT ser...