Monday, March 22, 2010

Officials Promise Taxis a Role in World Cup Transport Plan

Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele is once again assuring taxi officials that they will have a role in a transport plan to take effect during the World Cup.

Speaking after the government's 2010 inter-ministerial committee meeting on Friday, Ndebele said the taxi industry would be "fully involved" with the World Cup transport plan.

He said talks with taxi associations across the country would continue in earnest ahead of the event.

The taxi industry has been angered over the lack of clarity on its role during the tournament, sparking violent protests and a demand for the new bus-rapid transit (BRT) system to be scrapped.

Taxis assured of part in World Cup plan
Cape Argus
March 22, 2010