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Africa's first bus rapid transit scheme : the Lagos BRT-Lite system (English)

Africa's first bus rapid transit (BRT) scheme began operations on March 17, 2008, in Lagos, Nigeria. Called 'BRT-Lite', it is a form of the BRT system, but it is not of the highest specification like the TransMilenio in Bogota or the Brisbane South East Busway, both of which cost about $6 million per kilometer. This new form of the BRT scheme is aimed at delivering a transport system that will meet the needs of local users, while improving citizens' quality of life, economic efficiency, and safety within a clearly defined budget. More broadly, the evaluation declared the scheme an unprecedented success. The critical success factors were defined as a significant and consistent political commitment, the presence and abilities of a strategic public transport authority in LAMATA (Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority), a scheme definition that concentrates on essential user needs and deliverability within a budget and program, the work undertaken to engage key stakeholders and ensure that they benefit, and a community engagement program that has worked to assure Lagosians that the BRT-Lite system is a community project created, owned, and used by them.

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  • Author

    Mobereola, Dayo

  • Document Date

    2009/09/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    53497

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Africa's first bus rapid transit scheme : the Lagos BRT-Lite system

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Mobereola, Dayo

Africa's first bus rapid transit scheme : the Lagos BRT-Lite system (English). Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) discussion paper ; no. 9 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/874551467990345646/Africas-first-bus-rapid-transit-scheme-the-Lagos-BRT-Lite-system