ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT

Mental toughness needed to be a Joburg traffic pointsman

2015-05-22 09:38

Johannesburg's pointsmen brave angry drivers, minibuses, and power cuts, to make traffic flow. News24 spoke to one such pointsman who has been on the job for over three years.

Ramaphosa: New e-toll dispensation fair

2015-05-20 15:21

The new dispensation for Gauteng's e-toll system will ensure the system is fair and affordable, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Gauteng e-toll fees to be slashed: Ramaphosa

2015-05-20 14:39

Gauteng's e-toll fees will be 'dramatically reduced', Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Taxi drivers block roads in Mahikeng

2015-05-18 11:16

A high number of police and traffic officials have been deployed in Mahikeng, after minibus taxi drivers used a bus and a truck to block roads, the North West transport department says.

Amtrak train was moving at twice speed limit

2015-05-14 05:58

An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven people and injuring at least 200 others, was barrelling into a curved stretch of track at twice the speed limit, US investigators say.

Train carrying over 200 passengers derails in Philadelphia

2015-05-13 05:53

An Amtrak passenger train headed to New York City has derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Several people appeared to be injured in a wreckage described as ‘pretty bad’.

City of Cape Town hits back at Sanral over toll plans

2015-05-12 14:36

The City of Cape Town has hit back after Sanral's attack on the state of the Mother City’s roads, saying the agency is relying on a congestion survey to justify toll plans.

Prasa: Train blaze started by angry commuters

2015-05-07 11:11

Arsonists are believed to be responsible for the fire that gutted seven coaches of a train near Umlazi in Durban.

Gautrain bus service disrupted by go-slow

2015-05-06 07:39

Gautrain bus services have again been disrupted following a go-slow by drivers.

Gautrain bus drivers in Midrand cause delays

2015-05-05 07:36

Some Gautrain bus routes have been affected by a go-slow by bus drivers at the Gautrain Midrand depot in Johannesburg.

 

ANC hopes motorists will welcome e-toll fee cuts

2015-05-20 20:30

The ANC hopes the reduced e-toll fees will lead to greater acceptance of the system. But the DA disagrees, saying Gauteng motorists have been betrayed.

Three trapped after trains collide in Eastern Cape

2015-05-20 14:56

Three people are believed to still be trapped inside a Shosholoza Meyl passenger train in Blaney, Eastern Cape, after it collided with a goods train.

Passengers sue Amtrak after crash

2015-05-18 22:03

Four passengers injured in last week's deadly train derailment in Philadelphia have filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages that could help challenge a legal cap of $200m.

Bus, taxi operations disrupted in KwaMhlanga

2015-05-14 09:31

A strike by minibus taxi operators has resulted in the disruption of taxi and bus operations in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga police say.

I’ve never seen anything like it – Philadelphia mayor

2015-05-13 06:46

An Amtrak passenger train headed to New York City has derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia, tearing cars apart, injuring dozens and killing at least five people.

Wheels turn in MyCiTi expansion plan

2015-05-12 20:00

The new phase of the MyCiTi expansion will be four times the size of the pilot phase.

Prasa tender in jeopardy

2015-05-10 08:53

The massive R51m Prasa tender for new passenger carriages is in jeopardy due to local content requirements.

Metrobus drivers to be retrained - Tau

2015-05-06 19:32

The City of Johannesburg has announced that Metrobus has agreed to retrain its drivers, following a number of bus-related accidents in the city.

Gautrain bus drivers to take hour lunch breaks

2015-05-05 18:35

Gautrain bus drivers have suspended their go-slow, but say they will now take one-hour lunch breaks.

Train crash driver could have been negligent - parliamentary committee

2015-04-29 22:34

The train crash that left one person dead and over 200 injured in Denver, Johannesburg, could have been a result of negligence, the Portfolio Committee on Transport says.

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