Plateau prepares for metro BRT with distribution of 150,000 transit cards

The Plateau state government is poised to inaugurate the long-awaited Metro BRT transit service as it distributes over 150,000 Transit Cards to Residents In Plateau City.

Recalled that the new Tincity Metro buses were procured by the Executive Governor of the state Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, to serve as a mass transit solution for commuters within and outside Plateau city.

The historic mass transit initiative aligns with the visionary agenda Mutfwang towards alleviating the hardship faced by commuters resulting from the recent fuel subsidy removal, as more transit cards will be distributed.

Mutfwang initiative introduces revolutionary transportation with state-of-the-art affordability, starting from 200 naira per trip, new smoother routes to connect all corners of the city, and adopts digitization on seamless ticketing through transit cards powered by Nairaxi; a leading tech mobility company in Nigeria.

In a chat Biliyaminu Arkila, who is a resident, said with digitization, revenue control will be optimized and efforts will also be made to accommodate cash transactions to enable ease in accessibility.

He said already, activation of transit cards is underway on campuses, in markets, and other locations across Plateau City to ensure convenience and inclusiveness.

The Tincity Metro BRT promises an improved public transportation experience, assures transit safety, accommodates responsible customer service to support modifications as well as improvements, while ensuring a 50percent subsidized rate on each trip provided by the state government.

Onboard every BRT Bus is the “Vicki” prompt Presenter. She humorously, but explicitly keeps riders informed by announcing and explaining schedules, routes, fares, and other useful information to keep commuters and drivers informed.

Also Mr. Domkat expressed optimism that the future for better public transportation is bright with this new transit initiative. Another described the Metro BRT as a project that will make public transit easier and safer.

Although, the government is working on clearing the bus terminals to allow for smooth traffic flows which is assumed to be the cause of delays in the commencement of operation of the Metro BRTs.

According to top administrative executives, the roads must be cleared before the 14 new German buses can begin operations in the city. However, the need for urgent sanitization of the city is imperative to allow the full operation of the urban mass transit initiative in Plateau State.

However plateau residents are encouraged to join the government in ensuring the smooth operation of Tincity Metro BRT which will be operational on eight major routes for connectivity and convenient commuting.