Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Transport Legacy of the World Cup

South African Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says the country's transportation infrastructure will be ready to handle the crowds during the World Cup, and that transportation will be the most important long-term impact of the World Cup.

Turning to road transport, the minister said his department would have in place an inter-provincial and regional transport system operated by the recently appointed Operating Managing Entity (OME).

"The OME will facilitate the efficient and safe transport of general spectators to and from matches."

A major component of the entity would be 110 newly acquired 79-seater inter-city buses, specially procured by the government for the World Cup.

A first-class national integrated transport system using the newly acquired Auto Pax coach fleet integrated with the taxi industry had been created.

SWC to 'leave transport legacy'
April 20, 2010