Plans to establish a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Mombasa have taken shape after the county government secured a partnership with an international firm.
The county government has partnered with Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) to introduce the system, whose study designs are almost done.
The global firm was involved in the implementation of Dar es Salaam’s, Tanzania, BRT system.
Part of the plan the county government has settled on involves expansion of Digo Road, a major road in the town.
The Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works department says all power poles in the middle of Digo Road will be removed.
“We have already agreed with Kenya Power on that. Power cables will in the future be passed underground as we aim to have the project ready by 2022,” Transport executive Tawfiq Balala said in an interview.
Kenya’s first consignment of crude oil from Mombasa to Malaysia