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Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by AutoJoshNG: 2:02pm On Jan 10, 2020


Plans are underway to increase BRT fares in Lagos state. Primero Transport Services Limited, the sole operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, made the announcement recently. The proposed increase will affect all BRT routes in the state.

 According to Fola Tinubu, the Managing Director of the company, the planned increase of fares is to meet up with current realities.

 According to him, “the current fares are “grossly inadequate” for the firm to provide better services for Lagosians”.

“Primero is planning to approach the regulator for an increase in fares. The last increase we got was done three years ago and our cost of operations has really increased,” he said.

“The company is not in a good financial standing now to run and foot cost of maintenance and operation of buses.

“We understand the need to provide services to the people; I think the increase has become necessary in order to serve the people of Lagos better”, Tinubu added.

See Also: The Difference Between Lagos BRT And LBSL Buses

Primero Transport Service Ltd became the sole BRT operator in the State 2016. This happened after the state government disengaged a LAGBUS-operated BRT franchise. The franchise had over 36 franchisees with hundreds of their buses.

 Related Post:  Sanwo-Olu Acquires 800 New BRT Buses, Expands BRT Lanes

Recall that, in May 2016, former governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration donated 50 new buses for BRT operations in the state.

In February 2017, the Ambode-led Lagos State government approved the increase of BRT fare. The increment took effect on March 1, 2017. The approved fare increase ranged from 20% to 50%  on different routes plied by the buses.

On August 2019, just like his predecessor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the acquisition of 800 new BRT buses.

According to the Governor, “Beyond road construction, we have started expanding the bus rapid transit system and gradually reducing the danfo buses on the roads. I am excited to announce that we have purchased over 800 buses to add to the existing BRT fleet expanding to more routes”.

“We are supportive of private investment in transportation”.


Since it has become customary for the Government of the State to gift Primero with brand new buses, using tax-payers money, what justifications are there to increase the fares within a short period?

Shouldn’t the regular largess to the company be regarded as a means of subsidizing the fares paid by Lagos state residents?

The last increment in fares was about 3 years ago. Has the cost of fueling the buses or spare parts drastically increased within that period?

Are the excuses offered by Primero for the proposed increase of BRT fares valid?

Source:

https://autojosh.com/is-the-proposed-increase-in-brt-fares-justified/

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by ghettokid1(m): 2:04pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Nobody: 2:05pm On Jan 10, 2020
This is so uncalled for,this buses make huge sums of money every day and yet there don't have money for maintenance shocked or is it that the corrupt figure's have eating the giant portion of the cake and remit the ant size portion to the head of maintenance Corruption killing good initiative since 1904 angry

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by ghettokid1(m): 2:07pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by BuhariAdvocate: 2:12pm On Jan 10, 2020
That's not a bad thing.
Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Foxman19: 2:16pm On Jan 10, 2020
Give us the figure they make every day. Also Nigerians would like to know much they use to maintain the bus.
TheRealProphet:
This is so uncalled for,this buses make huge sums of money every day and yet there don't have money for maintenance shocked or is it that the corrupt figure's have eating the giant portion of the cake and remit the ant size portion to the head of maintenance Corruption killing good initiative since 1904 angry

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Nobody: 2:17pm On Jan 10, 2020
Foxman19:
Give us the figure they make every day. Also Nigerians would like to know much they use to maintain the bus.
Its like you don't normally board those brt buses? You don't know how many rounds they make a day..you don't know how many sits are in the buses? You need to get a calculator and do the maths yourself.

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Foxman19: 2:22pm On Jan 10, 2020
You're sick your argument is vague.
TheRealProphet:
Its like you don't normally board those brt buses? You don't know how many rounds they make a day..you don't know how many sits are in the buses? You need to get a calculator and do the maths yourself.

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by ghettokid1(m): 2:23pm On Jan 10, 2020
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That's not a bad thing.
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by BuhariAdvocate: 2:38pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by 9jamag(m): 2:41pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by omocalabar(m): 2:41pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by ForeThinker: 2:41pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by tolumizzy(m): 2:42pm On Jan 10, 2020
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Kendumazy(m): 2:43pm On Jan 10, 2020
Increments here and there. Wetin person wan come dey enjoy from him government?

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Abalado(f): 2:43pm On Jan 10, 2020
That's lagosians palava o, me way be say na like twice in a year that I do go to Lagos, so is non of my business abeg
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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Tobilox6: 2:44pm On Jan 10, 2020

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by Nobody: 2:44pm On Jan 10, 2020
Foxman19:
You're sick your argument is vague.
Why is it so easy for you guy to use uncouth words? Because he is of different opinion doesn't mean you should reply in such manner. Learn decency in your choice of words, it might be your saving grace in the future.

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by OgbanjeProphet: 2:44pm On Jan 10, 2020
Lagos na waaahhh!!!

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by hakeem4(m): 2:44pm On Jan 10, 2020
that was how i was charged 200 naira from barracks to palamgrove!!!!!

that is outrageous

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:45pm On Jan 10, 2020
Foxman19:
Give us the figure they make every day. Also Nigerians would like to know much they use to maintain the bus.
This is not too much to ask for, truly.

@the crossed bolded,
Lagosians you mean?

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Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by obo389(m): 2:46pm On Jan 10, 2020
Times are indeed very hard for the average Nigerian.
These people shouldn't make it harder abeg
Re: Proposed BRT Fares Increase: Are The Reasons Valid? by hisexcellency34: 2:48pm On Jan 10, 2020
Very justified. Our daddy needs money for his presidential campaign

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