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Bus Rapid Transit system to begin

Government is expected to begin a pilot for the Bus Rapid Transit system after completing feasibility studies on two dedicated bus lanes from Kasoa and Amasaman.

The new transport system is to improve vehicular movement and reduce traffic on some busy streets to bring relief to motorists.

Deputy Transport Minister Joyce Bawah-Mogtari disclosed this on the Executive Breakfast Show on Class 91.3fm Thursday March 24.

“The long-awaited Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, we are just about to start the pilot, so, now, we have the Amasaman [route] leading to Accra with all the ticket facilities and all the software and infrastructure that we need to start that our service. So, we hope that when we finish with these pilot testing processes for now, we can have two dedicated lines,” she said.

The BRT is a project under the Urban Transport Project (UTP) of the Ministry of Roads and Highways. It is jointly funded by the World Bank, the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the government of Ghana and the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund at a cost of $95 million and is being implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Ministry of Roads and Highways, and the Department of Urban Roads.

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