Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tshwane Taxi Officials Look for Role in BRT Planning

Taxi officials in Tshwane are calling on local officials to include them in planning talks on the creation of a bus rapid transit system -- an effort to create a collaborative and cooperative development relationship between taxi drivers and transit officials. Other parts of the country have seen antagonism and even violence between the two stakeholder groups as BRT plans developed.

Moeletsi Thulo, chairperson of the Soshanguve Taxi Association and the SA Local and Long Distance Taxi and Bus Organisation, told Pretoria News at the launch of a BRT station in Soshanguve on Wednesday that they wanted to see the system running smoothly and catering for all people.

The concept designs of the multi-million rand project were launched by executive mayor Gwen Ramokgopa, who said the municipality was committed to involving all stakeholders in the implementation of the BRT project.

Taxi boss hits positive note on BRT plan
Pretoria News
October 29, 2009