South Africa: BRT will not collapse – transport department

source: IOL
February 18 2010 at 05:53PM

The department of transport vowed on Thursday to not let the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system collapse amidst major funding problems it is currently facing.

“The ongoing insufficient funding is a major concern. BRTs are mass transit network projects needing sustainable funding for 10 to 20 years … we will not allow it to collapse,” acting Transport Department director general George Mahlalela said.

He was addressing a packed SA Bus Operators Association (Saboa) conference in Pretoria, on the progress made in the introduction of integrated public transport networks in the country.

“It (BRT) is a better experience in many ways and [continue reading]

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