Thursday, November 3, 2011

Video - New bus system in Lagos, Nigeria changing millions of lives

In the United States, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel weekend of the year. But in everyday Lagos, Nigeria, commuters constantly face massive gridlock, and getting around Lagos takes patience and strong nerves. Up to 17 million people live here and 7 million of them are on the road every day, fighting for every bit of space. But since 2008 a new bus system, funded by the World Bank and other donors, is making the way to work a safe, fast, and affordable trip. It has turned the people of Lagos into public transport fans.

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