Lagos BRT Seen As Success

Officials in Lagos, Nigeria, are praising the recently installed Bus Rapid Transit system as making distinct improvements in mobility for the crowded and growing African city.

"Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who described the BRT as the first segregated Bus Route in sub-Saharan Africa , said the scheme which, according to him, has highlighted the advantages of Public Private Partnership in Mass Transit Public Transportation, has impacted positively on the live of the average Lagosian.

Such impacts, he said include creation of 12000 direct and indirect jobs , and the fact that it has brought about significant lifestyle changes such as park and ride and the orderly movement of 52 million passengers in one year.

Others include time management for commuters and better family life as well as environmental benefits through reduced noise and air pollution and health benefit through reduced respiratory diseases."

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