Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Capacity Management Sustainability in Africa Megacities: Evidences from Lagos Bus Rapid Transit, Nigeria

Abstract :

Extant literature shows that a number of studies have been conducted on Bus Rapid Transit in the Megacities of both developed and developing countries.? While a number of these studies emphasized on Megacities in Developing countries, not much has empirically examined Africa Megacities. This study investigated the role of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on capacity management sustainability using Lagos Bus Rapid Transit as a sample study. To achieve the broad objective of this study, the secondary data were obtained from LAMATA and descriptive statistics was used to assess the trend of supply and demand capacity for the first phase of BRT and measured the BRT monthly and annual efficiency capacity rate between 2008 and 2014. The findings of this study revealed that the Lagos BRT-Lite has a moderate capacity efficient operation. In addition, the results found that the Lagos BRT has not sustained the increasing demand capacity within the study periods. Based on this outcomes, the study recommends the expansion of the BRT corridors from one to multi-corridors as well as change from Lagos BRT-Lite to Lagos Full BRT and lastly, intensify on technology innovation in the BRT operations to sustain increasing demand capacity and also achieve very high efficiency capacity rate and importantly, change the capacity management strategies from level capacity to chasing capacity strategy towards achieving balance capacity management in a megacity like Lagos State, Nigeria