Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Transit Expanding, Playing Big Role in 2010 Plans

Buses and trains are seen as playing an important role in the country's operations during the 2010 World Cup, according to Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele. With new bus rapid transit systems opening, expansion of bus lines and the creation of the Gautrain regional rail system in Gauteng Province, public transportation is being dramatically expanded ahead of the World Cup

Government has bought at least 570 of the luxury buses and they will be managed by the Passenger Rail Management Association (PRMA) and Autopax, a company that is responsible for the Translux fleet.

Ndebele said the joint venture will not only allow fans to travel "in style" but will in the long run boost the country's transport system as the buses will be sold back to the private sector after the world cup.

Busses, Trains to Play Major Role in 2010
September 30, 2009