Lagos to Expand Bus Rapid Transit System

Lagos, Nigeria's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, established in 2008, will expand its services more than 13 miles from Oshodi to Ikorodu, announced Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
March 24, 2011, 7am PDT | Anonymous
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From The City Fix:

"Since its inception three years ago, the BRT between Mile 12 and CMS stations has transported 170 million passengers and reduced travel times by 30 minutes, The Daily Independent reports. Furthermore, the BRT decreased fares by 40 percent and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13 percent. The system also resulted in 2,000 direct and 3,000 indirect employment, contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction, according to LAMATA's External Relations Specialist Kola Ojelabi."

Thanks to Jeffrey Riecke

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Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in TheCityFix.com
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