oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Some lessons from Lagos



In June 2009 the City of Tshwane's BRT Project Office hosted a World Bank-led workshop on public transport restructuring. A highlight was the presentations made by colleagues from Nigeria on their experiences with implementing the "BRT Lite" system in Lagos. Listening to the enthusiastic endorsement of the system by the public transport union representatives - the people who turned from operating old, inefficient and poorly regulated minibuses and midibuses to being keen participants in introducing a new concept - it struck me that we in South Africa, busily driving our own BRT schemes, might sit up and take notice of a few things.


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