Lagos Gives ‘Danfo Buses’ Quit Notice As Gov Sanwo-Olu Launches FLM Buses

 

To ensure that the FLM buses are maintained for standardized operations the buses are outsourced to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and they will be responsible for executing all preventive and corrective maintenance needs.

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu launching the buses

Wulfpac Stables & Oyakhamoh Y. Carl-Abu’Bakat

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched the Lagos Assembled First and Last Mile (FLM) Bus Scheme at The Sports Ground, Lagos House Ikeja.

The FLM is the last layer of the Bus Reform Initiative for Lagos state, which comes from the Lagos state transport master plan developed by LAMATA.

The First and Last Mile Bus Scheme which are small capacity (7-11) passenger buses which will travel on routes designed to take you closest to and from your origin and destination. These buses will connect community routes to the major BRT bus stops, bus terminals, ferry terminals as well as train stations.

The implementation of the First and Last Mile Bus Scheme followed the restriction of the operations of tricycles and motorcycles in six local government areas and nine local council development areas.

FLM scheme will be run by private operators who will work with the state. For participation in the bus scheme, the State Government shall support private operators in the Bus Acquisition under a Bus Finance Scheme.

 

*Lagos State First & Last Mile buses awaiting deployment on the roads

The payment system is through the central ticketing system for use across all public transport modes and the cowry card system will be deployed on the FLM bus operations just like the BRT Scheme where you can just tap in. The designated zones are as follows:

• Zone 1: Ikeja and Ketu
• Zone 2: Oshodi, Mushin, and Surulere
• Zone 3: Berger, Yaba and Oyingbo
• Zone 4: Lagos Island, Ajah and Ibeju Lekki
• Zone 5: Iyana-ipaja and Agege
• Zone 6: Mile 2, Iyana-Iba and Ajeromi
• Zone 7: Ikorodu
• Zone 8: Epe and Badagry

To ensure that the FLM buses are maintained for standardized operations the buses are outsourced to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and they will be responsible for executing all preventive and corrective maintenance needs.

A central maintenance workshop has also been provided by the bus supplier where local technicians shall be trained from time to time and they are to receive certification to be the OEM certified technicians.

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