Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ANC Calls on eThekwini to Reclaim Public Transit System

The African National Congress is urging the eThekwini municipality to resume control over its public transport system after financial issues forced the private company that had taken it over to halt service two weeks ago.

The eThekwini Municipality’s bus service collapsed two weeks ago. The city announced the service had been suspended due to financial problems at Remant Alton, a private company which runs the city’s bus service.

Thousands of commuters were left stranded and there have been reports of commuters who worked until late at night having to sleep in public toilets because of lack of transport.

The municipality privatised the municipal fleet for R70 million in 2003 because the National Land Transport Transition Act stipulated that municipalities with transport authorities should not run buses.

ANC urges eThekwini to take back buses
March 23, 2009