The Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) has appealed to relevant authorities to demarcate Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes on FCT roads for efficient transportation.
Mr Tunde Akintola, AUMTCO’s Head, Marketing & Communication, made the appeal in an interview with journalists in Abuja.
BRT allows for dedicated mass transportation to travel on exclusive lanes and thereby avoid traffic.
”Mass transport system cannot be run effectively without the necessary, basic infrastructure in place, like dedicated BRT lanes to serve the population.
”This factor and some other external factors make the environment not too conducive for mass transport operation in Abuja.
”Considering the nature of Abuja, a one-way traffic dedicated lanes will go a long way to increase the number of runs a particular bus will make in a day, particularly during rush hours.’’
Akintola also called for the provision of adequate bus terminals and the enforcement of existing transport regulation in the territory. He stressed that the infrastructure would boost mass transport efficiency in the territory.
– Pascal Emeka, Abuja