https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Statements RSS ← Back
Roads|transport|Services
Roads|transport|Services
roads|transport|services
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

SA: Roads and Transport and City of Tshwane on new public transport agreement

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.
Close

Embed Video

SA: Roads and Transport and City of Tshwane on new public transport agreement

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi

7th September 2017

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and the City of Tshwane have concluded an “inter-governmental authorisation agreement” to process subsidised bus contracts in the city as from the 1 April 2018.

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, said the agreement represents a milestone in that it opens the way for the city to take over fully public transport responsibilities.

Advertisement

“Ideally, public transport services should be managed at a local level and the agreement paves the way for Tshwane to progressively take over the function,” said Vadi.

Tshwane MMC for Transport, Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, welcomed the move saying that the city will develop over time, its capacity to take on this important public transport function.

Advertisement

In terms of the agreement, the Department and the City have agreed to provide efficient and continuous public transport services, particularly in Mamelodi, where subsidised bus services were being rendered for the past two years by Autopax.

Autopax, as a state-owned transport entity, had stepped in to assist the department with bus services when Putco in 2015 voluntarily surrendered its contract to the Department due to company losses on the Mamelodi routes.

Currently, the department also oversees subsidised bus services to townships in Tshwane such as Atteridgeville, Hammanskraal and along the Moloto corridor.

The agreement authorises the provincial roads and transport department to continue to contract subsidised bus services in terms of the National Land Transport Act until such time as the city is ready to take over the function.

At the same time the department will help to strengthen the technical capacity of the city to manage the contracts over time.

Vadi confirmed that both parties will be reviewing existing subsidised bus contracts in the city.

He also indicated that the open tender for the Mamelodi bus services are to be published later this month.

 

Issued by Gauteng Roads and Transport

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now