BRT to commence e-ticketing in Lagos on Tuesday

By The Rainbow

Effective from Tuesday, users of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos have to use e-ticketing system to pay for their fares, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has said.

LAMATA is the regulator of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Managing Director, LAMATA, Dayo Mobereola, who disclosed this over the weekend, said the initiative was part of ongoing re-structuring of BRT's operations and management aimed at enhancing effectiveness.

According to him, it is part  of a holistic plan to return BRT operations to its efficient and effective state as planned when it was launched in 2008.,

Dr Mobereola said the Lagos State Government was aware of challenges faced by commuters using the BRT, saying  that steps were currently being taken to ensure the restoration of efficient and effective service delivery on the system and increase its capacity.

The e-ticketing payment, he said, was a solution through a payment card named 'Lagos Connect.

The LAMATA boss said that  'with the e-payment system, Lagos Connect, commuters in Lagos will pay as low as N20 per trip instead of N70.'

'They would not need to struggle for change or lose their money, and the system is safe and convenient' he added.