Public Transport Integration

ONE PROVINCE, ONE TICKETING SYSTEM

Transport authorities are investigating ways to coordinate schedules, fares and ticketing systems so that passengers can rely on hassle-free door-to-door public transport.
Once implemented, passengers will conveniently and seamlessly switch between different modes of public transport such as…
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO BECOME THE CONVENIENT MODE OF CHOICE

Transport authorities are investigating ways to coordinate schedules, fares and ticketing systems so that passengers can rely on hassle-free door-to-door public transport.
Once implemented, passengers will conveniently and seamlessly switch between different modes of public transport such as…
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2010 creates a new legacy for public transport

During October every year we focus our attention on public transport improvements.
This year, the Department of Public Transport will pay attention to its readiness for the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. Public transport in Gauteng is undergoing a complete makeover. Buses, trains and metered…
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Transport Minister Radebe launches Public Transport Month

A visit to Gautrain construction sites by Transport Minister Jeff Radebe celebrated the launch of Public Transport Month which is held annually in October.
In September 2005, the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works launched the first ever Public Transport Month campaign…
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FAST, MODERN AND CONVENIENT BUSES FOR GAUTENG’S CONGESTED CITIES

A new type of bus system for the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane will bring modern, frequent and fast public transport to these heavily congested cities.
Used successfully in many cities all over the world, such systems will be running in a number of key corridors of these two cities by 2010.
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ELECTRONIC TICKETING TO BENEFIT ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS

The use of electronic smart cards is a proven technology in modern public transport systems throughout the world.
Commuters will only need one ticket to pay for a Gautrain trip, a Gautrain feeder bus and car parking. In future, this automated ticketing system will form part of a single…
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR SEAMLESS MOBILITY IN GAUTENG

Public transport in Gauteng is undergoing a complete makeover.
Busses, trains and metered taxis will have to adhere to new standards of service while also offering commuters easy transfers through a single ticketing system for all types of public transport. Improvements will be managed by…
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MAINTENANCE DEPOT FOR TIPTOP BUS LINK

Commuters are assured of top class facilities when using Gautrain’s Bus Link.
These dedicated, luxury buses will give commuters quick transfers between suburbs and stations. It is important for commuters to know that they will rely on pleasant and punctual journeys. Inside the busses,…
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT’S IMPACT ON SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

As more people want to live in the suburbs more urban sprawl is created.
Rapid urbanisation and its associated environmental impact are posing serious challenges for South African planners and environmentalists. Up to 16 000 ha of farmland is lost to urban development each year. Low-density…
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RAIL TRANSPORT DOES NOT PRODUCE HARMFUL EMISSIONS

Carbon monoxide emissions from most vehicles are harmful to the environment but public and rail transport does not produce as much harmful emissions.
On a global scale, South Africa’s contribution to greenhouse gas on a per-capita basis is well above global averages and that of other…
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BETTER MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

More South Africans rely on cars for transport in metropolitan cities.
Cities are thus becoming more populated than ever before. Relying on private cars as the major form of transport, traffic congestion is spiralling out of control. National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of…
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SOLUTIONS FOR BETTER MOBILITY IN GAUTENG’S CITIES AND TOWNS

Although not everybody has access to transport, the Department of Transport is working to improve and expand infrastructure and, through subsidies, to reduce the costs of public transport.
By the end of October 2006, the Minister of Transport, Mr Jeff Radebe, announced that the 2010…
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FAST, RELIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT BECOMING A REALITY

Gautrain will be accessible through a dedicated bus feeder network that will transport passengers to and from stations within a 15km radius.
These will be linked to Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks (IRPTNs) planned for metropolitan areas. A prominent feature of these networks will…
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GAUTRAIN – PART OF A HOLISTIC PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORK

Gautrain has its unique place in the provincial transport network and is not in competition with any other transport mode.
As a heavy rail mode, Gautrain has a backbone function in the transport system. Each mode of transport has its own function in a holistic transport network and…
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