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LASG Set To Launch 2,000 Gas-powered Mass Transit Buses, 250 Electric Taxis

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Lagos State Government announce plans to launch 2,000 New Mass Transit Buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Also confirmed that a private operator/ investor will, in the month of June, launch 250 new Electric powered (EV) Cabs.

LASG also said that the recently introduced TMS device captured 26,816 real-time traffic infringements in the last three months.

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The Lagos State Government has announced plans to take transportation to the next level through the launch of 2,000 new mass transit buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with investors.

The new initiative aimed at boosting transportation in Lagos State was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi during the 2024 Ministerial Press Briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa – Ikeja on Tuesday.

To protect the environment from carbon emissions from Internal Combustion-engined vehicles, the Commissioner also confirmed that a private operator/ investor will, in the month of June, launch 250 new Electric powered (EV) Cabs.

Also, to effectively fulfill the daily transportation needs of nearly 25 million commuters within Lagos State, Osiyemi also said that there will be an expansion of infrastructure within the metropolis with the development of the Deep Sea Port in Badagry and construction of the Fourth Mainland bridge expected to commence soon.

At the press briefing on Tuesday April 23rd, the State Commissioner for Transportation also stated that the recently introduced Traffic Management Solution (TMS) device has successfully captured 26,816 real-time traffic infringements in the last three months.

Speaking further, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi disclosed that the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras helped traffic officers in the state to record over 856,000 violations in 15 months between January 2023 and March 2024.









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