This study set out to examine the role of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Ghana in resolving the
transportation challenges in Accra. The study employed qualitative research approach with semistructured
interviews as its main instrument of data collection. In all, a sample size of thirty
includes policy makers of Bus Rapid Transit affectionately called Ayalolo at the Ministry of
Transport, management members of the BRT. The study was conducted only in Accra, where the
BRT has been piloted. The study found out that, traffic congestion in the city of Accra occurs
within the peak hours of 6:00am- 10:30 and 4:30 pm-7:30 and is caused by lack of effective public
transport system, limited road network, ever increasing population growth, and over concentration
of businesses and activities at the central business district and
The study reveals that, the Bus Rapid Transport System is the best remedy for the excessive traffic
congestion within the city due to its ability to carry large volumes of passengers, dedicated lane
and possibility of ceasing the increasing and constant use of private cars on the roads.
Despite these great advantages associated with the system, the study found that, there are financial,
political, and infrastructural challenges impeding the effectiveness of the BRT system.
The study recommends that, management and government should develop an alternative system
that seeks to secure government support in managing the system as well as develop adequate
infrastructure for the system’s operation.
SSA, R (2021). URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution
Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 31 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution . Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.
Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 31 Mar. 2021. Web. 15 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution >.
Research, SSA. "URBAN TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN ACCRA: IS THE BRT A SOLUTION?" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 15, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/urban-transportation-challenges-in-accra-is-the-brt-a-solution