ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT

Putco cancels contracts in 3 municipalities

2015-06-29 19:59

Putco will not be renewing three of its contracts with the Gauteng department of transport in parts of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng municipalities.

Overcrowded train commuters 'soft targets'

2015-06-26 12:54

An overcrowded train carriage has become as much of a target for crime as an empty one, a commuter representative group claims.

MEC's vision for a single rail authority in Gauteng

2015-06-19 17:16

Gauteng's future could see a single authority overseeing all rail transport within the province, says Roads and Transports MEC Ismail Vadi.

Urban migration 'putting pressure' on Gauteng's public transport

2015-06-18 15:13

Gauteng's population is projected to double over the next 25 years, placing increased pressure on public transport, Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

SpaceX to build test track for futuristic Hyperloop

2015-06-16 08:07

Two years after unveiling plans for a futuristic, high-speed Hyperloop transportation system, Elon Musk announced plans for building a test track in southern California.

City of Joburg plans on expanding paid street parking

2015-06-15 10:48

Most cities have a parking management system together with enforcement measures to ensure a fair simple parking solution for motorists, the city says.

Faulty buses, taxis found transporting pupils

2015-06-12 16:05

Four defective buses and an unroadworthy taxi are among the vehicles that were found to be transporting pupils during a learner transport blitz in De Doorns in the Western Cape.

Durban taxi operators face Terrorism Act charges

2015-06-11 09:02

A Durban prosecutor intends charging men who participated in a violent minibus taxi strike last month in terms of the Terrorism Act, a report says.

Argentina sees sabotage in train accident

2015-06-09 05:24

Argentina's government has alleged that a train accident that injured 40 people was an act of political sabotage targeting the transport minister.

School run: Not so easy for Jewish moms

2015-06-04 09:46

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in London have come under fire because male leaders banned mums from driving on the school run.

 

AA launches nationwide designated driver project

2015-06-29 09:53

The Automobile Association (AA) has announced a nationwide designated driver service in an attempt to curb the amount of deaths on the country’s roads.

World Bank clears $100m for Africa trade corridor

2015-06-25 19:00

The World Bank in a first-time move is clearing $100m to help Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast reduce mutual trade and transport costs on a key corridor.

Taxi industry needs to come to the party - Gauteng transport MEC

2015-06-19 05:49

The taxi industry is a vital player in the transport sector but it needs to come to the party in tempering bad behaviour on the road, Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Delays in Gautrain's Pretoria service

2015-06-18 06:52

Commuters travelling to or from Pretoria using the Gautrain should expect delays as technicians are on site attending to a problem, the company says.

Chapman's Peak closed

2015-06-15 11:16

Chapman’s Peak Drive and Toll Plaza has been closed until further notice due to bad weather and driving conditions, authorities say.

Train ticket hikes drive commuters off the rails

2015-06-12 17:42

Commuters feel Metrorail's higher ticket prices should be accompanied by better service.

Multi-million rand road rehab under way in Western Cape

2015-06-11 20:00

A multi-million rand road rehabilitation project between Worcester and Wyzersdrift is under way and expected to be completed in the next two years.

Sanral owes R20bn - Ramaphosa

2015-06-10 17:50

The debt was raised through a variety of bonds that have certain time frames, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said in Parliament.

Tempers flare as Johannesburg residents fight BRT

2015-06-05 08:24

The City of Johannesburg should rather use the money it has set aside for developing a Bus Rapid Transit system along Louis Botha Avenue to develop Alexandra township, a resident has told city officials.

Joburg metro cops clamp down on law-breaking taxi drivers

2015-06-03 19:28

Johannesburg metro police officers are clamping down on taxi drivers who fail to abide by the rules of the road.

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