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Ethiopia's metro will be completed soon

2014-12-18 18:45

A project head says Ethiopia expects to complete the construction of a $475m metro rail system in Addis Ababa within weeks.

Shifting processed foods from road to rail

2014-12-15 15:31

Processed foods are the commodity group with the highest freight carbon footprint on major road routes: the Gauteng-Cape Town and the Gauteng-Durban corridors.

Cosatu takes CT City to Equality Court

2014-12-09 18:37

Cosatu and the City of Cape Town have appeared before the Equality Court over its concerns regarding poorer areas and the MyCiTi bus routes.

SA's groaning roads: 50m tons trucked in Oct

2014-12-09 11:59

South Africa's over-stressed roads carried 50-million tons of freight throughout the nation in October 2014 while the rail services carried only a fraction of that volume.

Maintenance to affect Joburg roads

2014-12-08 06:36

Traffic on the M1 around the Johannesburg CBD will be affected this week due to emergency maintenance taking place, metro police say.

E Cape gears up for festive season

2014-11-22 14:15

Road safety plans are in place ahead of the festive season, the Eastern Cape transport department says.

5 killed in Boksburg taxi violence shooting

2014-11-20 11:42

Four people have been shot dead and a bystander has been knocked over and killed following a suspected taxi violence incident in Boksburg, Gauteng police say.

Taxi protest disruptions unfair - Peters

2014-11-18 19:36

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says the traffic disruption in Johannesburg caused by a taxi strike was "not fair".

Govt has no plans to ground Emirates

2014-11-17 15:44

There's absolutely no need for passengers to panic as there's no intention to prevent Emirates from flying to SA, says the department of transport.

Matric exam worries amid Joburg taxi strike

2014-11-17 12:24

The taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg is expected to also disrupt matric pupils writing exams, the Gauteng education department says.

Taxis sidelined by City of Joburg - taxi association

2014-11-17 11:00

Thousands of taxi operators are expected to march in the Johannesburg CBD because they believe the taxi industry is being sidelined by the City of Joburg, the United Taxi Associations Front says.

Taxi strike hits Gauteng commuters

2014-11-17 08:13

Gauteng commuters could struggle to get around on Monday due to a taxi strike in the province.

Shocker as WCape highlights killer roads

2014-11-12 15:50

The Western Cape continues its road safety shock tactics with the release of an interactive map of pedestrians killed in 2014. Will this curb road deaths?

The evolution of in-flight dining

2014-11-06 14:50

'Height' cuisine – from beef tea to burgers.

Tolls roll out for German 'bahn drivers

2014-10-31 09:28

A controversial plan to toll Germany's 13 000km of autobahn has emerged. Within the car-loving country, the issue of charging drivers has often been debated passionately.

NYC transport safest in the world for women

2014-10-29 11:00

A Reuters survey shows the New York City's public transport is now ranked by women as among the safest in some of the world's largest cities.

Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

2014-10-22 11:27

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

Huge opportunity for transport firms

2014-10-20 13:22

There is a massive opportunity in SA for logistical and transport companies dealing with fast moving consumer goods, according to an industry insider.

Motorists gather for e-tolls drive-slow

2014-10-18 11:20

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members have gathered in Johannesburg ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

Train cable power restored in Pretoria

2014-10-17 10:26

Power to Metrorail's overhead train cable between Mamelodi and Capital Park in Pretoria has been restored.

Shock data from WCape school buses blitz

2014-10-16 15:26

Unlicensed drivers, overloaded vehicles... a school-transport check operation by Cape Town authorities revealed shocking results. Is YOUR child safe?

Horn free! Lagos tackles noise pollution

2014-10-15 14:53

Officials in the chaotic megacity of Lagos, Nigeria imposed a one-day ban on the use of the car horn today in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and “improve quality of life”.

Driver training still 'a challenge' in SA

2014-10-15 13:12

Driver training is one of the single biggest interventions that can salvage the tarnished reputation of the transport sector, writes Toni Fritz, head of vehicle and asset finance at Standard Bank.

Saskatchewan train derails, catches fire

2014-10-08 06:06

A train has derailed in central Saskatchewan and caught fire leading to a village being evacuated.

 

Germany approves toll on foreign motorists

2014-12-17 13:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved draft legislation to implement a toll on foreign motorists using German roads.

Gauteng MEC wants to close taxi routes - report

2014-12-13 10:00

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi wants to shut down some of the province's taxi routes because of taxi violence, it has been reported.

National transport forum to be launched

2014-12-09 12:30

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters will officially launch both the National Transport Forum and Transport Sector B-BBEE Charter Council.

DriveNow: Drive-'n-drop-anywhere BMWs

2014-12-08 08:52

BMW and urban mobility specialists Sixt have launched a car-sharing scheme in London to give people access to a fleet of 210 BMWs among them 30 of that automaker's new i3 battery-cars.

Almost 4 000 taxis impounded in CT

2014-11-30 16:06

Nearly 4 000 taxis have been impounded for permit violations in the last 16 months in Cape Town, the city says.

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas

2014-11-21 12:42

A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.

Denmark seeks to block Uber taxi service

2014-11-19 18:42

Denmark's national transport authority has filed a police complaint against the Uber car-sharing startup which they said was operating illegally.

Taxi strikes choke economic drive - chamber

2014-11-18 07:00

Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Striking taxi drivers pull passengers from cars

2014-11-17 14:47
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A strike by Gauteng minibus taxi drivers has turned ugly after highways were blockaded and passengers allegedly pulled out of vehicles, according to a report.

Taxi strike: your reactions

2014-11-17 12:24

Commuters have taken to social media to express their frustration over the taxi strike that has left scores of people in Gauteng stranded without warning.

Gauteng taxi strike to affect bus service

2014-11-17 09:41

A taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg was expected to also disrupt the Reya Vaya bus service, Johannesburg metro police have said.

'Virtual wallets' keep Indian Uber alive

2014-11-13 14:06

Controversial taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers - a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards.

Man rushing to wife caught speeding at 209km/h

2014-11-09 14:30

A man has been caught speeding at 209km/h in his Mercedes Benz on the East Rand. He told Ekurhuleni police that he was rushing to his wife.

Illegal MyCiti strike over

2014-10-31 16:33

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town has announced.

MyCiti bus service on Cape Town route suspended

2014-10-30 08:40

MyCiti bus services on the Table View route have been suspended as a wildcat strike by drivers continued.

Fight over taxi routes in Mamelodi

2014-10-24 16:08

Taxi drivers have closed down a street in Mamelodi, near Pretoria, after an argument over taxi routes, police say.

Limpopo number plate change extended

2014-10-20 14:10

The deadline for adjusting Limpopo's L letter vehicle licence plates has been extended by two years.

E-toll drive-slow gets moving

2014-10-18 13:07

A convoy, led by Cosatu members, have started making their way from Johannesburg to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria in protest against the e-toll system.

UK tyres: Millions defective at annual tests

2014-10-17 11:44

Millions of UK drivers are placing themselves and other road users in danger by driving on unsafe or illegal tyres, reports road safety organisation TyreSafe.

Trains delayed after cable power failure

2014-10-17 08:34

Metrorail train services between Mamelodi and Capital Park in Pretoria have been delayed after it was found that the overhead train cable did not have power.

Thugs take over Pretoria central - motorists

2014-10-16 12:37

Anger has mounted among motorists in Pretoria central due to abuse by self-appointed parking attendants, extensive road closures, deficient parking spots, and the towing away of vehicles by the Tshwane metro police.

Aquaplaning: Several ways it can kill

2014-10-15 13:13

Wet road, poor tyres, potentially deadly driving condition - aquaplaning. Two videos show the dangers of worn tyres in wet weather. Read it... could save your life...

SA tyre safety week - how safe are yours?

2014-10-15 10:32

Adequate thread, proper inflation, regular maintenance... the South African Tyre Manufacturers' Conference says proper tyre maintenance could 'save lives on our roads'. How are yours?

Cable theft causes Gautrain delays

2014-10-02 07:01

There are delays in the Gautrain train service between Hatfield and Park stations after about 300 metres of signalling cable was stolen overnight, the operator says.

Nepal jeep crash - 11 dead

2014-09-23 18:30

Eleven people have been killed in a jeep accident in central-western Nepal.

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