INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF ROAD CONDITION ON MAINTENANCE PROFILE OF TRICYCLE IN SOME LOCATIONS IN LAGOS METROPOLIS
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This paper looks at the effect of road surface conditions on the maintenance profile of TRICYCLE mode of transportation in the suburb of Lagos Metropolis. Primary data such as purchase, maintenance and route/road histories were analysed for five selected locations covering three (3) local governments. Results obtained revealed that road surface conditions constitute a downtime and maintenance costs of the TRICYCLES as follows 9.6%, 69%, 13%, and 12% for U turn, Meiran, Agege, Abule-Egba respectively. Since transportation system worldwide thrive on efficiency, reliability, availability and functionality, it was concluded that road condition have great effect on these attributes. It therefore stands to good reason that good road conditions minimize frequent breakdowns and conversely maintenance cost. It was finally recommended that based on this research, extensive road rehabilitation works be carried out to increase the efficiency of mass transportation system in the suburb of the Lagos Metropolis.
Lagos Metropolis, Maintenance, Tricycle