Bus Rapid Transportation System for FCT Underway – FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has concluded plans to introduce Bus Rapid Transportation System to ease transportation challenges in the federal capital, Abuja.

The Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Dr Abdulateef Bello, made this known during an engagement with stakeholders in Abuja on Monday.

Bello added that the administration had equally concluded plans to bring in buses that use Compressed Natural Gas, to solve the problems of mass transit in Abuja.

He urged the stakeholders to key into the policy that would make a difference in the Abuja transportation ecosystem.

According to him, the buses when acquired and deployed to different routes, will take care of the rickety vehicles and taxis that have been constituting nuisances on Abuja roads.

The director also disclosed that plans have been concluded to reclaim the 46 taxi racks in the territory to reorganise the ranks for licensed operators. Oil Spill: Supreme Court Upholds Shell Appeal

He explained that the need to standardise the transportation system in Abuja became necessary, considering that the city was fast evolving.

“Abuja cannot be left without an organised transportation system that will meet the needs of all citizens,” he stressed.

One of the stakeholders, Dr Abubakar Sadiq, Chairman, RTEAN Mass Transit, who applauded the development, urged the Administration to consider critical players in the transportation sector.