The Government of Lagos State is continuing plans to phase out the famous yellow buses from the State.
The Lagos State Government, through the Commisioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde made this known in a virtual meeting on Thursday.
He said this was necessary because the yellow buses were no longer fit for a mega city such as Lagos.
He said, “We are reforming the bus sector and over time, Lagos will phase out the yellow buses because the yellow buses are not conducive for a mega city like Lagos. That is why we are coming with blue buses you see around.”
“We are inviting the private sector to participate in the provision of public transport services. We are also deploying technology just to ensure that we can up our game in terms of efficiency.”
He added that the Government was also looking for ways to end the Apapa gridlock, and one of such ways is to acquire large hectares of land Ogun and Iganmu areas and build a parking lot for trucks.
He said, “Lagos State in collaboration with the Nigerian Ports Authority invited a concessionaire and that concessionaire developed an Eto app that will be deployed February 27.”
“Lagos State has committed 31 hectares of land in Iganmu called the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Truck Park to complement what is at Lilypond and we are talking to the Ogun State Government to secure a land in Ogere.”
Most of the current model of Volkswagen Transporter buses painted yellow, called Danfo and used in Lagos were made by the German automaker maker between 1979 and 1992. Due to their age, they cause both noise and air pollution.
In contrast, the latest Transporter bus from the stables of Volkswagen looks far more modern and refined.