Lagos needs alternative transport system

Tajudeen Adebanjo


Lagos State government has said the solution to incessant gridlock experienced in the metropolis is to create an alternative intermodal transport system.

Speaking at the maiden edition of Lagos Transport Fest, Commissioner of Transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, the solution to the traffic problems in the state is creating options. There is need for synergy between private and public partnership to drive transport system in the state.

According to him, building roads would not solve the problem of gridlock in the state, saying that the state government developed a transport policy driven by technology.

Oladeinde said integration is pivotal in developing intermodal transport in Lagos, stating that the government has highlighted five processes to achieve integration.

He listed the process to include a common ticketing system that allows commuters, passengers to use a single card for bus boat and rail; timetable and location integration and integration…

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