Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Small Companies to Jointly Offer Inter-City Bus Transport During Cup

Two small companies have secured a contract to jointly operate extra bus services between World Cup host cities during the tournament.

African Experience Tours and ESC Events have formed a consortium to manage long-distance bus services for general spectators between match cities.

Extra bus services are needed between host cities as existing services and schedules may not be adequate for the volume of visitors expected during the World Cup.

The tender was awarded just two weeks ago, although transport consultants had previously warned that the project was a complex one as the winning bidder would need to obtain vehicles, recruit and train drivers, and sell tickets.

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