Transport ministry to establish a firm to operate the 64 high-capacity buses aimed at easing traffic in Nairobi

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Plans are underway by Transport ministry to establish a firm to operate the 64 high-capacity buses imported at a cost of Sh1.6 billion with a sole purpose of easing traffic in Nairobi.

“We are forming a special company to run and manage the buses. All stakeholders will be represented,” CS Macharia said

This project is under Bus Rapid Transport, BRT, system, also called a busway or transitway, is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system. In other words BRT is designed to improve a city’s public transport network.

The priority for these BRT will be given to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Likoni, James Gichuru-Rironi and Bomas to Ruiru roads.

Kenya is planning to acquire 64 buses for a start; a half locally assembled and half imported from South Africa.

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