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Transport 'crucial' to improving Joburg

2013-01-22 11:38

Johannesburg - Integration of the transport system is crucial for Johannesburg's growth, mayoral committee member for transport Rehana Moosajee said on Tuesday.

There was a lack of integration between different modes of transport and commuters did not have proper sources of information, she told reporters in Johannesburg.

The city had to improve its transport system to remain the country’s economic hub.

Moosajee said research would be conducted for the formulation of a new integrated transport plan. The last plan, which looked at transport supply and demand, was drawn up in 2003.

It would take three months to collect data. The first draft of the plan would be available in June.

She said vandalism of infrastructure, lack of integration between modes of transport and an ageing road network were some of the problems facing the city.

Other concerns were that the poor people were spending too much on transport and that many people wasted a lot of productive time in traffic.

Comments
  • boet.magundana - 2013-01-22 11:44

    Someone needs to do something about traffic movement in the Noord Street area in Joubert Park as that zone is an already-happened disaster. Try driving there after 3pm on Fridays and you'll see what I mean with the taxis!! You will let out a sigh of relief as soon as you leave that zone.

      sipho.mathabula - 2013-01-22 22:38

      I smell something fishy, WHAT THE F&^K happened to Gautrain that cost tax payer billions? Ria vio? ''New'' re-surfaced freeway system. F^$k Off ANC stop robbeing the tax payers.My ass is to sore please stop raping me and my fellow South AFrican's.

  • Eterni80 - 2013-01-22 11:47

    the ANC is uniquely talented at STATING THE OBVIOUS. next item on the agenda - figure out what clouds are

      frederick.kaczynski - 2013-01-22 12:17

      They love flapping their lips. LOVE IT. Does anything ever get done? NO.

  • fayaad.galiel - 2013-01-22 11:48

    Another BS story.

  • peter.j.cock - 2013-01-22 11:50

    Ummmm --- The poor people spending too much on transport --- realy !!!! What about the E tolls ??? Ohh sorry forgot, the taxi's and busses are exempt. So now the tax payers have to fork out more money for a new infrastructure and the "kick backs" on tenders.. Just who is going to benefit from this besides the ANC members ??

      peter.j.cock - 2013-01-22 11:52

      If they maintained and upgraded the network on an ongoing basis, there would not be "crucial".

  • chris.avantsmith - 2013-01-22 12:22

    Then can the Mayoral committee explain the R1.25 Billion spent on the white elephant that is the Rea Vaya Transport system?

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-22 12:51

      And Empire Rd? The infrastructure for Rea Vaya seems to have been completed but it is deserted. It looks like the area is security contained because it has had a bomb threat! Why is it so dilapidated, and when is it going to be fixed?

  • ndou.miranda - 2013-01-22 12:46

    I just wonder how convenient will the plan be since the e-toll was and still is an inconvenience to us.

  • vmeiring1 - 2013-01-22 12:55

    The only lack is admission by the government that our current taxis is not the answer

  • brian.n.clk - 2013-01-22 14:43

    During 2010 it was noted that Gauteng had no integrated transport plan for the public. I compiled a business outline to propose the introduction of a plan to cater for transport needs. What I need to know is who will be interested in what I have conceived. I have experience in national strategic planning for transport purposes. As a retired person, with an interest in transport effectivity, I am interested to follow up on the matter.

  • musa.kamashobane - 2013-01-22 14:51

    Joburg inner city is corrupt with illegal parking by taxis, street taxis mechanics doing as they please, law enforcement is know where to be found. Stop cheap talk and do something Rehana

  • kosmonooit - 2013-01-22 16:52

    Why didn't anyone up there have this eureka moment before all splashing out with public funds on those pie-in-the-sky CapEx projects? something to do with greased palms and kick-backs maybe?

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