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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #2761
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Superb. Thanks Mo. Definitely good news then. It'll be nice to have genuine realtime display of next arrival/departure rather than the current stuff which just displays the next one on the timetable (although that is most definitely better than nothing).

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 04:50 AM   #2762
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MyCiti to be rolled out to more Capetonians

The MyCiTi bus route along the Lansdowne-Wetton corridor will be fully operational in the next five years, says the City of Cape Town.

Once it is fully rolled out, it is expected to benefit about 1.4million residents from the outskirts of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to the urban centres of Wynberg and Claremont.

But commuters would need to find alternative transport should they wish to travel to the Cape Town CBD from Wynberg and Claremont.

The MyCiTi station to be built on the corner of Govan Mbeki and New Eisleben roads in Philippi East will be larger than the civic centre station in the Cape Town CBD.

“Some of the roadworks in preparation of the roll-out of Phase A and other future phases have commenced along Strandfontein Road and Stock Road recently. However, it will take five years to get Phase 2A fully operational."

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...onians-8349548
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 01:18 PM   #2763
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Great news. Can't wait till this is finished. So this will effectively be completed in 2022/2023. Then hopefully the next phase will be for the Northern Suburbs for 2024 onwards?
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Old April 28th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #2764
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MyCiTi to have five new routes by 2032

New MyCiTi routes and a rail corridor, expected to cater for five times the number of current passengers, have been identified and prioritised across the metro.

The National Treasury has allocated R1.4 billion and R1.6 bn respectively for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years to the City for the provision of public transport infrastructure.

At a recent council meeting, the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) prioritised the roll-out of five new MyCiTi corridor routes, expected to be completed by 2032.

They are Wynberg and Khayelitsha; Mitchells Plain and Claremont; Khayelitsha and Century City; Klipfontein Road corridor connecting Mitchells Plain and the CBD; and Symphony Way corridor connecting Mitchells Plain and Durbanville.

In addition to this, the Blue Downs rail corridor – a rail link of about 9km between Nolungile station in Khayelitsha and the Kuils River station, with three new stations in between, including Mfuleni, Blue Downs and Wimbledon, will be designed and built by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), Mayco member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron said.

The IPTN plan also includes other modes of public transport like new rail corridors, park-and-ride facilities at railway stations and the upgrading of existing public transport interchanges.

Read more: http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...y-2032-8850833
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Old June 1st, 2017, 03:14 AM   #2765
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Cape Town to introduce free MyCiti bus rides for job seekers

Looking for work can be immensely frustrating in sprawling cities. Getting to interviews if you live far away can be a costly challenge.

The City of Cape Town, however, is trying to do what it can to make it easier for people looking for work.

Patricia de Lille allocated R6.6-million to subsidise free bus rides on the MyCiti service while tabling the city’s R44.3-billion budget on Tuesday.

“The city has made provision for up to R6.6-million to pay for and subsidise bus rides on the MyCiTi service for unemployed people in Cape Town‚” she said.

This is being done to “to enable jobseekers to access opportunities easier” because “many people give up looking for work because travel costs are a barrier”.

The subsidy will be implemented at the end of September and apply to commuters who travel on the MyCity service between 10:00 and 15:30 and who use the MyCiti myconnect card. All trips will be free of charge.

“This is specifically aimed at job seekers and is another contribution from the city to creating an enabling environment for economic growth‚” said De Lille.

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/cape...r-job-seekers/
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Old June 27th, 2017, 08:08 AM   #2766
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Connect to free WiFi on these buses

MyCiTi is encouraging passengers to make use of the free high-speed WiFi service that is currently available on some buses as part of a pilot project. By going online to check your email, catch up on social media and access other online material you can help MyCiTi to refine the WiFi service and prepare for a full roll-out to the rest of our fleet.

Free WiFi is available on 10 buses. Look out for the “WiFi available here” signs on buses with the following numbers – D110, D120, D130, D140, D150, D322, D336, D352, D362 and D383.

You will receive 50MB of data free every day to use from any WiFi enabled device, such as your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. You will also be able to access other content, including the latest news and weather over and above the daily limit.

If you reach your daily limit, you can easily purchase more data using a credit card or if you have an existing internet account that offers access to public WiFi hotpots, including AlwaysOn, G-Connect and Mweb, you can simply login to access your additional data.

To connect to WiFi on these buses, enable WiFi on your device, connect to “Vast”, and choose “Complimentary Access”. You will need to complete a short registration form the first time you access the WiFi.

https://myciti.org.za/en/about/media...n-these-buses/
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Old September 4th, 2017, 07:32 AM   #2767
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Cape Town City's transport plans explained: Plans to take over Golden Arrow

Mayco member Brett Herron outlines the steps the City is taking to streamline and improve Cape Towns integrated transport system.

He explains the rolling out of phase two of MyCiti and lessons learned from the first phase. Replacing the entire public transport system with MyCity is not financially sustainable.

The City also plans to take over and manage the Golden Arrow contract, to rebrand and recapitalise that service.

The plan is to rebrand Golden Arrow buses with MyCiti.

The City has written to new transport minister to continue with the agreement that has been in the works.

Listen to the interview here: http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/2...r-golden-arrow
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:41 AM   #2768
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That is a very very smart move!
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Old September 5th, 2017, 01:10 PM   #2769
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That is a very very smart move!
Depends how they manage it though.

Its a senseless move if the services stay as is. I remember when Myciti was started that the hype was that it would be high-quality public transport for everybody- Rich, poor, locals, tourists etc - as a way to reduce congestion in addition to providing services for the population.

If this just a rebranding exercise with no increase in quality then it can put people off the myciti service for good and then there won't be the potential to reduce congestion
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Old September 5th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #2770
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I don't believe the main aim of the MyCiti is to reduce congestion by removing people from their cars and into busses.

It is to improve spatial integration and access within the city. So therefore I say, the rebranding of the Golden Arrow busses and inturn the improving of the operating capacity and extent of the MyCiti service is welcomed.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 04:47 PM   #2771
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I love MyCiti but public transport in Cape Town is screwed until we fix Metrorail. It should really be declared a national disaster. 500 000 people use these trains daily and they are subjected to intense psychological and physical stress, the danger of violence, frequent delays and cancellations, and the possibility of losing their jobs.

It really shocks me how indifferent (or I guess inured) government, police, SA citizens in general are about this. The only solution I can really see is forcing all Prasa executives and the minister of transport to use Metrorail to commute. The problems will be fixed very promptly. Why are there not police in every station and train? Why are repairs not conducted 24 hours a day? Why have they not built secure warehouses to protect trains from vandalism at night? Why are staff rude and incompetent? Why have automated ticket barriers been installed for years and remain unused? And the Gautrain shows SA is perfectly capable of running a modern and effective train system...
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