South Africa: Deal will halve taxis on Joburg route

source: News24
2010-06-08 21:41

Johannesburg – Nearly half the minibus taxis operating between Soweto and Ellis Park will be removed from Johannesburg’s roads, Mayor Amos Masondo announced on Tuesday.

In return for handing in the vehicles, the taxi owners would get shares in a new bus operating company.

“This project is about transformation, it seeks to improve the quality of life of commuters and residents,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.

According to the agreement, 585 minibus taxis would be removed from the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system’s 25.5km route between Soweto and Ellis Park stadium.

Pete Harris, who is the head of the facilitation team between taxi operators and the [continue reading]

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