Lagos Roll Out 500 Mini Buses And 100 Medium Capacity, Sets To Ban Motorcycles And Tricycles Across The State (photos)
The Lagos state governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has launched 500 units of First and Last Mile (FLM) buses and 100 high and medium capacity buses for standard routes across the state on Tuesday. He noted that, the 100 brand new high and medium capacity buses will be added into the fleet of Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) to replace vehicles burnt at BRT stations during the wave of violence (EndSARS) last October.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in his speech while launching the buses, that; “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.
“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 in the state”.
Gov Sanwo-Olu also said “the 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 and 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)
• Lagos Island, Ajah and Ibeju Lekki (Zone 4).
• Iyana-ipaja and Agege (Zone 5)
• Mile 2, Iyana-Iba and Ajeromi (Zone 6)
• Ikorodu (Zone 7)
• Epe and Badagry (Zone 8).
Gov Sanwo-Olu promised to increase the FLM buses to 5000 in the days ahead.