The stalled Bus Rapid Transit project is set to be revived following a meeting held between Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.
The two met Thursday and discussed on how to effectively end traffic jams experienced in the Capital.
In their first council meeting of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Namata), Murkomen charged discussions on how to effectively improve transport systems in Nairobi.
“Together with the National Government, we are keen on ensuring that traffic jams are a thing of the past,” Governor Sakaja said.
“Efficient, affordable and reliable mobility are key to unlocking the potential of our people.”
The council members agreed that fast-tracking the stalled Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) programs across Nairobi is first priority.
BRT, a comprehensive public transport system for millions of Nairobi commuters remains a distant dream as construction has stalled along the Thika Superhighway.
The Bus Rapid Transit project was supposed to offer a reliable, secure and comfortable system for city residents. It had sought to revamp Nairobi’s chaotic public transport infrastructure to reduce congestion, but it remains a pipe dream given the snail-pace progress of the project.
An efficient BRT system includes enclosed stations, centralised management of buses and adequate access facilities.
The meeting was attended by Council Member Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi among others.