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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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