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25 July 2018

Scania and RATP to upgrade Ouagadougou’s bus system

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
In Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou, Scania and RATP are working with the West Africa country’s government to provide a modern and efficient bus system. Through the two-year agreement, 460 buses and 90 coaches will be added to the network.

The partnership says the first 225 buses will be delivered in 2019. Scania's eventual aim is to operate the entire fleet on biodiesel and biogas.

Additionally, the project also includes establishing a bus depot, building bus stops and bus lanes as well as training drivers and service technicians. RATP will supply and operate ITS such as passenger information and ticketing systems.

Going forward, the partners intend to develop a future bus rapid transit system with four lanes.

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