Bus Rapid Transit ‘Ayalolo’ bus service suspended

He explained that operations have been suspended due to some communication challenges with the log system to be used by the driversthey encountered on the first day.

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The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) which started operation yesterday (Monday, September 26, 2016) has been suspended today (Tuesday, September 27, 2016).

Marketing and Communications Manager of the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive; implementer of the BRT service confirmed this development to Pulse.com.gh

He explained that operations have been suspended due to some communication challenges they encountered on the first day. He said the challenge was mainly "with the log system which provided information such as when or where passengers would alight to drivers."

READ ALSO: Residents of Accra get free ride as BRT service begins today

Roland Bruce further added that they suspended the service “to train the drivers on how to use the system to facilitate non-obstructive communication between them and passengers.”

Bruce said the BRT service will return by tomorrow (Wednesday, September 28, 2016).

READ ALSO: Drivers threaten strike over BRT system

The BRT transport service started what it describes as test operations with 9 buses plying the Amasaman – Achimota – Circle –Accra route. 

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

Roland Bruce said the bus ride was free until Friday. The free bus ride will be only available for passengers on one of the four routes under the BRT service that is, Amasaman through Achimota to Circle and then to Tudu, at the Central Business District.

Some Ghanaians have raised concerns that government is probably rushing the BRT system, as many of the buses are yet to be registered and insured.

But Mr Bruce has denied those claims, saying: “We are in the process of registering and insuring the buses. We hope no accidents happen before we register and insure all the buses. We assure passengers of our commitment to our schedule and the rapidity of our buses.

“We want people to give us their comments and complaints and how they want the system to be improved,” he said.

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