Draft National Land Transport Interim Arrangements Bill

3rd August 1998

To make arrangements relating or relevant to transport planning and public road transport services within metropolitan transport areas declared under the Urban Transport Act, 1977, and to the designation of core cities under that Act. For those purposes to allow also a municipality falling within a metropolitan transport area situated wholly within the region of a regional services council, to be the core city of the metropolitan transport area concerned in certain circumstances; to require the core city to prepare a current public transport record in respect of its metropolitan transport area for submission to the relevant MEC not later than 31 December 1998; to require the core city to perform its transport planning for that area with due regard to that record and as an integral part of the land development process; to prescribe additional requirements relevant to disposing of applications concerning road carrier permits for the regular conveyance of persons within a metropolitan transport area for reward; to limit the circumstances in which a permit authority under the Road Transportation Act, 1977 (or, where applicable, any provincial law by which that Act is superseded), may refuse a road carrier permit to an applicant to whom a contract for the provision of a public transport service has been awarded by a provincial tender board after a public tendering process; to provide for legal succession to the South African Roads Board as far as its powers, functions and duties under the Urban Transport Act, 1977, are concerned; and to provide for incidental matters.