MUNICIPAL BUS OPERATION: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS IN NIGERIA

Urban public transit in six of Nigeria's major cities is examined with particular emphasis on municipal bus operations. These operating agencies are beset by internal and external problems which inhibit effective service. Urban public transit in Nigeria is dominated by private operating using minibuses which produce services that are unsafe, unreliable, uncomfortable, and erratic. Not only are government-owned operations beset by private competition but they are also adversely affected by problems of fleet maintenance, poor road conditions, inadequate training and management shortcomings. There is urgent need for federal, state and local governments to give legal and financial support to urban public transit, with socioeconomic goals as the principal objective. Private operations should be controlled by restricting entry and imposing regulation. Municipal services should be confined to high-density primary routes with private operators supplying feeder services. Such a system is important in providing an alternative to the private automobile.

  • Authors:
    • Adeniji, K
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 106-111
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM