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Gautrain operator signs big feeder-route bus contract

By: Irma Venter     16th July 2009 Bombela, the company building the Gautrain rapid-rail link, and the company which will operate it for 15 years, has signed a deal with Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) for the supply of 125 buses which will service the project’s feeder and distribution routes. The luxury buses, all with Euro... 

Taxis must participate in all aspects of transport – Ndebele

By: Sapa     3rd July 2009 Government wants the taxi industry to participate in the entire transport value chain, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Friday. Speaking during debate in the National Assembly on his budget vote, Ndebele said on June 11 he had met over 2000 taxi industry representatives from taxi... 

SA looking to set up dedicated 2010 transport coordinating team

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2009 The Department of Transport on Thursday stated that the FIFA organising committee had pointed out certain shortcomings with regard to transport, which had become apparent during the Confederations Cup. “Mistakes were created for us to learn from. By next week, FIFA will be writing to us as... 

Gautrain to cost extra R300m – Van der Merwe 

By: Irma Venter     2nd July 2009 Inflationary pressures had seen the cost of the Gautrain rapid-rail link escalate by R300-million to reach R25,4-billion, said Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. He noted that the public-private partnership had modelled the project on 4,5% to 5% inflation when it was... 

Joburg BRT project manager Stanway retires  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st July 2009 The project manager of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) project, Bob Stanway, has retired, the City of Johannesburg announced on Wednesday. The city would now advertise his post, along with other senior posts, such as that of operations manager, shortly. 

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