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Lagos Mulls Bus Reform Initiative To Improve Transportation System

Anofiu-Elegushi

The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to reenergizing transportation with the Bus Reform Initiative (BRI), a programme that targets the introduction of medium and high capacity buses.

Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi who stated this in a chat with newsmen said the gesture was designed to strengthen the transport sector through the provision of 5000 medium and high capacity buses over a 3-year period.

Elegushi, who added that the carrying capacity of the buses to be introduced would range from 30 – 70 people, stated that of the 5, 000 proposed buses, 3,600 would be high capacity while the balance of 1,400 would be the medium capacity buses.

The commissioner also told the journalists that the scheme would be supported by a franchise system involving stakeholders or groups who would participate by way of taking up the bus franchise in multiples of 50, 100 and 200 buses.

Elegushi reiterated that the Bus reform Initiative of the State Government was not aimed at banning yellow buses but rather a refleeting scheme aimed at providing medium a high capacity buses that were able to carry larger numbers of passengers at a go.

He, therefore, enjoined motorists and commuters to appreciate the government’s gesture and investment in the transportation sector of the State with their support for the initiative.

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