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For the longest time, I kept putting off moving to Lagos. It’s not that it’s not a great city. It is. It’s just that I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would put themselves through 4 hours of traffic on the way to work EVERYDAY. This guy puts it best:

https://twitter.com/_iamarome/status/670656669031014400

And yet, that’s what countless people go through everyday, to eke out a living for themselves in this…country we call home. The effects of all that stress on their output quality is a discussion for another day (somebody needs to do a study about how traffic affects productivity across the state).

Burgeoning transport network company, Shuttlers.ng think they’ve come up with a solution to make the average person’s morning commute much easier than it is at the moment. Lagos’ problem is simple; too many cars, on too few (bad) roads at the same time. Shuttlers is a subscription-based shuttle service that wants to convert workers’ daily commute to a comfortable one. They reckon that 1 shuttle will help take 10 – 15 cars off the road, and in the process begin to decongest roads, and save the environment – CO2 emissions and all that jazz.

I can see from their website that they have 3 prorated packages: One-way route, Standard and Premium. Apparently, their buses have free Wifi, are air conditioned and getting started was as simple as entering my home and work addresses.

Shuttlers co-founder, Busola Majekodunmi says that a mobile application is in the works that will enable customers track their shuttle, view the nearest shuttle, sign up & pay online and also find vacant seats (for those who prefer not to pay for a monthly, or bi-monthly subscription). They completed a pilot run of the service last December, and we expect them to launch fully this month.

Photo Credit: hans-johnson via Compfight cc

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