LAGOS APPROVES INCREASE IN PASSENGER CARRIAGE CAPACITY FOR REGULATED BUSES

LAGOS APPROVES INCREASE IN PASSENGER CARRIAGE CAPACITY FOR REGULATED BUSES Regulated high capacity buses in Lagos operated by Primero Transport Services Limited and Lagos Bus Services Limited can now carry 42 passengers seated and no standing, Lagos State Government has announced. The announcement followed a review of its earlier order which limited commuter occupancy to […]

BRT buses to carry 21 passengers

BRT buses to carry 21 passengers Effective Monday, 4th May 2020, high capacity passenger buses will only carry 21 passengers instead of 70 usually loaded in the buses pre-COVID19 era. Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr. Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo stated at a meeting with its transport franchisees yesterday that standing would […]

Sanwo-Olu Appoints Abimbola Akinajo Managing Director of LAMATA

Engr. Abimbola Akinajo is the new Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA). She is the first female and third Managing Director of the 16-year old transport planning, implementing, regulating and franchising authority. She succeeds Engr. Abiodun Dabiri. A chartered civil engineer with over 30 years post qualification experience, the last 25 of […]

Lagos Rail Line to commence passenger operation in 2022

Lagos Rail Line to commence passenger operation in 2022 The Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line Rail project has received a new lease following an agreement with Alstom SA of France to bring the mass transit project to passenger operation in 2022. Following a comprehensive review of the rail project, which ought to have […]

Lagos’ NMT most innovative, gets 200,000 Euros Grant

Lagos quest for implementing a Non-Motorised Transport system has received a boost of 200,000 Euros from German Government backed Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). The grant was received Tuesday night by LAMATA’s Deputy Director, Corporate and Investment Planning, Mr. Uthman Obafemi Shitta-Bey and Corporate Legal Secretary, Mrs. Seun Sonoiki in Leipzig, Germany. In an email […]

LAMATA is BRT Regulator not Operator

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has explained the need for Lagosians to understand its role as the midwife of an intermodal integrated transport system for Lagos and the mega city region. In a statement released recently, LAMATA said the explanation has become necessary following misconception by members of the public that it is […]