What is a trotro on Ghana is one of the most asked questions about Accra city life. A trotro is a low fare city commuter bus. Few are purpose-built but most are converted vans which are fitted with seats to ferry passengers.
They are usually brightly colored with flamboyant decor and conspicuous inscriptions denoting the operator’s religious, philosophical or social idealogies.
A trotro is a shared shuttle service with an average of 14 to 18 passengers. They do not have scheduleds but rather depart when full. Many have dedicated terminals for boarding and alighting whilst a few cruise the streets, foraging for passengers.