Welcome Remark from The Managing Director

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I am pleased to welcome you to the official website of the National Transit Authority (NTA). The NTA is the public transportation company of the Government of Liberia responsible to provide access to affordable, convenient and reliable mass transit services to the people of Liberia. NTA has a fleet of 42 buses that operate in seven (8) counties – Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Montserrado Grand Gedeh and Nimba. We specialize in regular transit service, charter & special services on 14 designated routes in Liberia.

NTA currently transports approximately 244,000 Liberians monthly. This demand is even higher as evidenced by crowdedness on our buses and at various bus stops & street corners during peak hours (early morning & late afternoon) each day

Over the next three years, we intend to position the authority to achieve primarily three goals:

I.          Develop a shared vision/strategic plan that will clearly articulate public transit interventions in our country. This plan shall include specifics on the required modes of mass transit for both rural and urban dwellers, range of services for the public; means of access of specify groups (students, disable, elderly, etc.) in society and means of payment.

II.         Strengthen the capacity of the entity to guarantee operationally effective, efficient and sustainable mass transit service for the people of Liberia. This entails three things:

i.         Acquisition of additional transit buses and other forms of public conveyances to expand and increase access to affordable transportation services for majority of Liberians needing the service;

ii.         Improve transit infrastructure to promote and allow for regular repair & maintenance service of the transit buses;

iii.        Build the capacity of our workforce to meet the growing technical and operational demands of the entity.

III.       Herald and ensure strict accountability and transparency in the financial management and use of revenue, subsidy and grants for and/or from mass transit services. To this end, we seek to:

i.          Become more accountable to the government and people of Liberia by providing accurate & reliable financial reports on a regular basis in line with national financial laws and international best practices;

ii.         Inspire productivity and honesty to boost mass transit revenue – through a mix of rewards & recognition of employees with outstanding performance and stronger monitoring of field operation to ensure compliance with management policies;

iii.        Cut waste and abuse in the utilization of corporate funds. Ensure that all expenditure meet the ultimate test of “value for money” to the people of Liberia.

With the support of the Government of Liberia led by His Excellency George M. Weah, our dynamic Board of Directors, the committed workforce here at NTA and the peace loving and supportive people of Liberia we are confident that we can make this change. We also solicit the support and cooperation of foreign partners and institutions. Working together, we can make access to public transportation in Liberia a relevant social protection tool to help alleviate poverty, stimulate the engines of growth and guarantee the free movement of our people to places of work, school and other interest.

Thank you all for the opportunity to serve you. We remain grateful.