Public asked to put forward names for new transport project

2015-10-28 06:00

WITH the Msunduzi Municipality aiming to find the best brand name to suit the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) project, the Executive Committee (Exco) recommended that the public be asked to submit names which they think are suitable for it.

Exco had initially agreed that the public would have to vote for one name from the shortlisted three names to officially­ be the brand name for the bus system.

The list currently consists of five names - City Pulse, Yo Bus, Route 38, Eyethu and Mzila.

Councillor Judith Lawrence said that people should be allowed to propose their own names.

“I just feel we are dictating to them that these are the only options they can choose from, whereas they might have better ideas than the people who put forwards these names,” she said.

Deputy municipal manager for corporate­ services Boniwe Zulu also suggested that the public must choose from the five names instead of from three.

“We should still put forward those names, but then say that if they have other names they would like to submit, they can come up with a brief that explains the meaning of their chosen name and how the name matches with the idea of the bus transportation system.

“Instead of putting out three names we should put all five out in addition to the other names they might have thought of,” she said.

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