SA women-owned IT company plays role in LAMATA BRT project implementation
South African IT firm ICT-Works reports that it played a key role in the implementation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) within LAMATA’s (Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority) Bus Rapid Transit system.
The project, which is part of the World Bank funded LUTPII (Lagos Urban Transport Project Phase 2) program, engaged ICT-Works as part of a consortium to which it contributed its Transport Technologies Solutions offering.
This is a key project for LAMATA and the people of Lagos State as this system will service the key route between Ikorodu and Tafawa Balewa Square. This route services an average of 150 000 passengers per day with over 400 buses and just under 30 bus stops to cater for. The City of Lagos implementation, in line with its Smart City vision coincides with the year of the Lagos @ 50 celebrations.
This project is ICT-Works’ second major transport solution implementation, the first of which was its involvement in Cape Town’s MyCiti BRT systemin South Africa, where the black women-owned company was awarded the contract to design and deploy an Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system for access control and introduce cashless fare payments.
This EMV compliant (Euro-Pay MasterCard Visa) system was a world first and it was duly recognised when ICT-Works won the global MasterCard Transport Ticketing Award in the Best Card Ticketing Scheme category in 2014 in a ceremony in London, beating out top contenders from Europe and the United States of America. This year ICT-Works was a finalist in the Transport Africa 2017 Awards in the Premier Transport Project of the Year category.