Lagos currently has a population of approximately 18 million inhabitants and is the most populous city in Africa. Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria, with nearly 50% of the nation’s skilled manpower residing there. It also houses the nation’s principle commercial sea and airports.
LAGBUS started operations on the 17th of February 2007. LAGBUS was created out of the experience of Lagos state over the years to assist in alleviating the transportation issues in the state. With over 500 buses and 40 routes currently in operation, LAGBUS operates a prepaid and on-the-bus ticketing service available in different denominations on our different routes, which is powered by Transway.
Alleviating the cumbersome process of boarding and alighting the buses was one of the main goals of the Ticket Management System with LAGBUS. The Bus Ticketing System project involves a wide variety of Transway products and services, including smart card validators per bus, a driver’s module to pass ticketing transactions to the TapNGo back office, and over 250 permanent sales sites using Ticket Kiosks interspersed throughout the city for reloading the LAGBUS smart cards. The pricing model of LAGBUS is location based, and TranswayElectronic Ticketing Systems support this method.