• June 18, 2021

Lagos Govt Launches First And Last-Mile Buses To Replace ‘Okada’

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === In a bid to improve the mode of transportation in the state, the Lagos State Government on Tuesday launched 500 first and last-mile buses, as well as 100 high-capacity buses.

Speaking at the launch, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “Today, we launched 500 units of First and Last Mile (FLM) buses and 100 high and medium capacity buses for standard routes.

“The FLM buses will serve 286 identified routes within our communities as an alternative to addressing the menace and security threat constituted by Okada riders.
“FLM buses are safe and convenient as commuters will be able to use Cowry Travel Cards – an automated payment system already in use for BRT buses.

Lagos launches 500 First and Last Mile buses as alternative to Okada |  Nairametrics

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“We have delineated the FLM bus corridors into eight zones, comprising Ikeja and Ketu (Zone 1), Oshodi, Mushin, and Surulere (Zone 2), Berger, Yaba and Oyingbo (Zone 3) and Lagos Island, Ajah and Ibeju Lekki (Zone 4).

“Others are Iyana-ipaja and Agege (Zone 5), Mile 2, Iyana-Iba and Ajeromi (Zone 6), Ikorodu (Zone 7) and Epe and Badagry (Zone 8).”

The Governor said the FLM buses will be increased to 5,000 in the coming days.
“We added the 100 brand new high and medium capacity buses into the fleet of Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) to replace vehicles burnt at BRT stations during the wave of violence last October,” he added.

“The launch of the FLM Bus Scheme is an important milestone in our quest to achieving the intermodal transport system which gives our teeming population the choices they deserve, reducing congestion and journey times, and improving the quality of life.”

PROJECTED IMPACT: The new buses are meant to promote the state’s vision of an intermodal, integrated transport system, and enhance passengers’ connectivity to major routes in the state,

Lagos to launch 'last mile buses' to replace okada | TheCable

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