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Old April 30th, 2019, 03:07 PM   #2861
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A visit to the Jan Smuts Road project, which is well underway. It forms part of MyCiTi’s expansion to connect residents of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain with Wynberg and Claremont via a direct, reliable bus service.








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Old May 30th, 2019, 11:59 AM   #2862
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MyCiTi expansion to cost R2.9-billion

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase, presented a budget yesterday which focuses on reducing congestion and the time locals spend in traffic by improving Cape Town’s overall transport options.

“The budget I present to Council this morning addresses the Transport Directorate’s main priority, namely to improve transport across Cape Town so that all of us can spend less time and money on commuting. Traffic and peak-hour congestion is an ever present factor we can hardly avoid. It has a direct impact on our quality of life. It determines how much time we spend commuting and most often we lose hours on congested roads when we could have been at home with our families,” said Purchase yesterday.

Purchase also mentioned the lack of a sufficient transport system in Cape Town which contributes to congestion as a whole and take a toll specifically on lower-income households which are further away from working opportunities. These household members spend the longest hours commuting and up to 43% of their monthly income is spent on transport costs alone.

This has brought the improvement of the public transport across Cape Town to the forefront of the City’s priorities.

“Over the next three financial years we will be spending about R2.9-billion rand on extending the footprint of MyCiTi bus service in the Metro South-east. This money is budgeted for the new roads and other infrastructure that are needed to establish MyCiTi routes between Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha and Claremont and Wynberg,” said Purchase.

Up to R412.4-million has been set aside for this financial year.

Traffic congestion remains one of Cape Town’s biggest challenges, to tackle this problem the City will continue to build new road and prioritising public transport, among other interventions.

“Rail is the most efficient and cheapest mode of public transport in the world. I want to make it clear to all present today that we remain committed to taking over the rail function from the National Government so that the City can be in charge of the most important public transport service in Cape Town. We will not be deterred from our ultimate goal. Transport officials are working on a thorough business plan which will be presented to Council once completed,” said Purchase.

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Old June 2nd, 2019, 12:51 PM   #2863
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Most important MyCiTi route closed until further notice:

MyCiti service between Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha suspended

The MyCiti bus service between Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha has been suspended until further notice.

The City says it's negotiating a new operating contract with two associations to get the N2 Express service operating again.

The City of Cape Town says it's doing everything it can to negotiate a new contract to ensure that the N2 Express service becomes operational again.

The service runs from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain along the N2 highway.

The contract between the City, Golden Arrow Bus Services and taxi associations expired on Friday.

The City's Felicity Purchase says one of the taxi associations took the matter to court.

“We’re expecting to have this service renewed; they say they don’t want the service terminated, they just want different conditions in terms of the contract.”

Purchase says she is confident that all parties will reach an agreement.

https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/02/myciti-...tsha-suspended
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 04:36 AM   #2864
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Manic Monday for users of MyCiTi after city suspends N2 Express service

Thousands of MyCiTi passengers will be left stranded on Monday after the City of Cape Town failed to secure a contract with service providers for the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain bus routes.

Negotiations collapsed between the city and members of the N2 Express Joint Venture (JV) operating company. The company is made up of Route Six Taxi Association, Golden Arrow Bus Service (Gabs) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta).

On Saturday, mayoral committee member for transport Felicity Purchase announced that the N2 Express service would be suspended until further notice.

Purchase said lawyers from the city and Codeta had been in talks to reach an agreement. By Saturday, they had not and this could spell disaster for the already constrained N2 highway, given the unreliable train service.

At the root of the problem is the collapse of the relationship between the three shareholders, with Codeta opposed to working with Gabs. Codeta raised concerns about further extending the three-year contract as this would be the fifth extension in two years.

When the contract ended in June 2017, it was extended for six months, then two months, three months and a year. Now the city is seeking another extension after this contract lapsed on Friday at midnight. Codeta approached the Western Cape High Court on Friday but failed to interdict parties from entering into new agreements.

“This is all about Golden Arrow dominating the operation, which prompted questions that if this is JV’s contract, why is Golden Arrow dominating every level of operation, from the employees to the handling of money?” asked Codeta’s lawyer, Barnabas Xulu.

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Old June 11th, 2019, 04:35 PM   #2865
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Slow progress on getting MyCiTi buses back on express route

Daily negotiations to get MyCiTi buses back on the N2 Express route have yet to show any progress.

The service was suspended since the contract expired in May and the city was struggling to get parties to sign a new one.

Only limited Golden Arrow buses were available in the areas affected.

For weeks, thousands of commuters from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain were dealing with a depleted public transport system due to the suspension of the MyCiTi N2 Express service.

The City of Cape Town refunded monthly packages and said this would continue at the Civic Centre station until 21 June.

The city said it was doing its best to resolve the dispute and is conducting daily meetings with stakeholders to find a solution that will get the MyCiTi buses back on the road.

Once the city had any indication as to when the service would be back on, it will inform the public.

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Old August 30th, 2019, 01:43 PM   #2866
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reference on the latest 'economy' policies from the National Treasury to defer 'train operations' at local government level!!
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Old September 27th, 2019, 03:43 AM   #2867
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City of CT advertises for new operator to run MyCiTi N2 Express Service

The City of Cape Town advertised for a new operator to run the MyCiTi N2 Express Service on Thursday.

The service has been suspended since the end of May after the city and operators failed to sign an agreement.

The city decided to stop negotiating with a taxi group which helped run the service and was looking for a new partner.

“It would have to be an effective bus company that is operating. There are a couple running in the city, they have depots and they can manage the bus service and they have qualified drivers,” said Mayco member for Transport Felicity Purchase.

The municipality and taxi association Codeta were fighting since May when their contract expired.

City bosses said they wanted a credible operator in place as soon as possible.

https://ewn.co.za/2019/09/26/city-of...xpress-service
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Old September 27th, 2019, 12:12 PM   #2868
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They will need the same Army okes who are in the Cape Flats posted on this bus route with their fokken R5's or whatever trained out the windows, so scorned taxi operators try any of their tricks !
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Old September 27th, 2019, 12:29 PM   #2869
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Already a MyCiti bus stop set alight today and driver attacked. To say this is out of control is an understatement. Water cannons, army, house to house sweeps, curfews and f*cking lockdowns. F*ckit, we have these c*nts holding 98% of our society hostage, breaking our social fibre, destroying tourism, infrastructure, literally slowing the economy not to mention the daily - hourly - violence and intimidation.

It is done. We need a massive response to this. Countrywide. The government will not help or be of any use, the people will need to do it.
If not countrywide, then I tell you the Western Cape must go it alone.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 11:46 PM   #2870
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These stupid savages think that by burning infrastructure, they are getting back at some "white monopoly capitalist". That's what they are told by the EFF and ANC. The bottom line is that until we have ethical leaders who cares about the future of the country and understand that the reason countries such as Nigeria went from 27% poverty rate at time of independence to 75% poverty rate in 2019 was due to leaders who deliberately normalized lawlessness in order to steal from the country. So, they stole all the oil money and kept it in European banks while they tell their people how evil Europeans are. Now they are exporting their poverty stricken people to South Africa. This is the same reason why the ANC is NOT doing anything about all these lawlessness because its giving them time to line up their pockets. Why do you think that 90% of the ANC members in Parliament are MORBID OBESE? Believe me, if we keep going the way we are right now, we will soon have our own South African versions of "Makoko" all over the country.
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