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Old February 24th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #81
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Taxi Recapitilization Programme - TRP

For those of you who haven't see the kinds of taxi that are now been seen in numbers on our streets, I got this photo for you.

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Passenger train launched in East London

March 01, 2008

The Kei Rail passenger service between Mthatha and East London has embarked on its first operation - transporting about hundred rural residents from the city to East London. The railway line was built during the 1900s but was discontinued in the late 80s.

Refurbishment on the line started in 2003. Today's launch comes against the backdrop of hefty fuel increases this month. Eastern Cape Roads and Transport MEC, Thobile Mhahlo, says the service will reduce pressure on provincial roads.

The Kei Rail received the operating licence from the Rail Safety Network to operate the 281km route with a one way ticket costing R30.

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KEI RAIL

MEC for Safety, Liaison and Transport, Thobile Mhahlo, comments: “This is a great day for the people of the Eastern Cape, who will now have a safe and reliable transport option in an area with limited options. The revival of the Kei Rail line, which has lain dormant for many years, has been a focus of the Department of Roads and Transport for some time now. It is expected to lay a firm foundation for future economic expansion in the impoverished eastern half of the province. “

A one way trip from East London to Mthatha will cost R30,00. Tickets will be available for sale at the East London, Amabele, Komga, Butterworth and Mthatha stations two hours before the train leaves. The service will initially be a weekend service which will operate during the day.



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Thanx Mikey, those are definately the good news.
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Some new pics of the N1 near Cape Town

Don't want to double post, so if you guys want to see these pictures, just a few of the N1 between Cape Town and Worcester, put them on the international SA Highways thread. Cheers...
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New Pics again, this time N2

Placed some pics on the international page, this time of the N2 between Cape Town and PE. If you want to look: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...2#post18864592
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SA approves R8,6bn rail and road project

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06 March 2008 02:31

The government has approved an R8,6-billion road and rail improvement scheme to help cater for thousands of visitors expected for the 2010 soccer World Cup, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

The Moloto rail corridor project will link Gauteng with Mpumalanga in the north-east close to the popular Kruger National Park.

The project is designed to cut journey times and road deaths.

South Africa, the first African country to host the Soccer World Cup, has embarked on a multibillion-rand infrastructure development programme ahead of the tournament.

It has specifically targeted public transport, refurbishing trains and railway lines, improving roads and scrapping unroadworthy taxis that ferry thousands of commuters to work. -- Reuters

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R142m road upgrade to boost ECape
2008/03/06

A R142-million construction project to improve the coastal route between East London and Port Elizabeth, announced recently by Safety, Liaison, Roads and Transport MEC Thobile Mhlahlo, has been welcomed by local real estate players.

Intended to stimulate development in the Eastern Cape, the road upgrade has as a key focal point the R72 route according to Mhlahlo, who called it "a vital arterial to the area" during his hand-over of the construction site to the contractors.

The venture was critical, he added, both in terms of providing access to the Eastern Cape during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and stimulating tourism between the two cities and Coega.

For Taki Kondylis, CEO of Seeff East London, the venture is long over-due. "East London has notoriously been forgotten, left behind the rest of the country with regard to its development." He says this "isolation" has affected all sectors, including real estate, which now however stands poised to receive a new lease on life.

East London's flight links are currently poorly serviced and very expensive, its rail links are also below standard and its road network, both to the south and to the north, are in disrepair and a major danger, he adds. "It is about time that this type of major development and investment takes place in the province, not only for the 2010 event but for the betterment and upliftment of all its people long afterwards."

His excitement about a "new, modern and easily accessed" link is therefore tangible, the more so since he expects it to stimulate investment and tourism in previously undiscovered areas in addition to adding momentum to its property market.

Warwick Heny, owner of RE/MAX Kowie which sits in the centre of the R72 route, believes that the small villages along the route, as well as popular destinations such as Port Alfred, Kenton on Sea, Alexandria and Kleinemonde, will benefit greatly from the venture.

Good press over the last few years has ensured that Port Alfred is now firmly on the map, he continues, and tourism is growing at steady pace. Improving its major access routes will open the region up further and make it more popular among the growing number of people seeking alternative business opportunities and lifestyles.

His views are shared by Arthur Lees-Rolfe, who owns Remax Bay Commercial in Port Elizabeth.

"There are few areas that can offer both a booming economy and reasonably priced accommodation on the beach or with great ocean views," he says. "The new Embizweni residential development at Blue Water Bay is one example of excellent value, with prices starting at R1,7 million. Another is that apartments with 180 degree sea views can still be purchased R3,5 million, which is unheard of in other areas."

Lees-Rolfe adds: "The Eastern Cape boasts many nature-orientated destinations. The improvement of the road system will make it easier for people to get to these destinations, thus improving the economy."

He also predicts that the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM) as a whole will continue expanding strongly for the next 15 years. This will be on the back of ongoing developments in the Coega area and resultant growth of "downstream" activities from major, related plants.

Further, with its wide range of signature events such as the Hobie Week, the Ironman and the Ocean Racing Series, he sees "The Bay" attracting a growing number of serious water sportspeople and holiday makers.

"This focus on lifestyle, along with a stunning coastline, easy access to game farms and an impressive selection of renowned schools, gives Port Elizabeth a wonderful advantage over many other places," he says. "Incoming industries will help drive economic activity, which along with the advantages of the city and its surrounds, will heighten its appeal as a place where people want to live and work."
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Hospital Bend Upgrade: Site prep work began last week

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Wild Coast road to create 4 000 jobs

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Johannesburg - The Wild Coast Meander, a local volume road between Kei Mouth and Port St Johns now in the planning, would be built over six years at an estimated cost of R1.6-billion, Roads and Transport MEC Thobile Mhlahlo said yesterday.

Presenting his policy speech, Mhlahlo said the project was designed to unlock the tourist potential of the Eastern Cape coastline and would create significant employment in the area and create opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The road, which would be built using labour intensive and alternative surfacing methods, would create an estimated 4 000 job opportunities, he said.

This was in addition to the avenues that would be opened for sustainable development on the Wild Coast and N2 transport corridor.

With regard to the R72 coastal road between Port Elizabeth and East London, Mhlahlo said it was "imperative" that it be upgraded at least to a Class 1 road in order to cope with the current traffic volumes.

His department had commissioned a civil engineering investigation to "establish a conceptual framework" within which a decision could be taken about the upgrading of the R72.


Mhlahlo said the South African National Roads Agency had completed this study in January and the department had handed over the construction site to the contractors for the building of the 30km stretch, from the East London airport to Lilyvale, which will cost R142-million.

Mhlahlo said the provincial road network currently totalled 43 465km, of which 5 192km was tarred and the remainder surfaced with gravel.

The roads and transport department had started with a 10-year plan to change the ratio to 80 percent of roads to be tarred and 20 percent gravel, he added.

"Due to the scarcity of quarry material, alternative surfacing technologies will get a stronger focus and labour intensive methods will also be promoted," he added.

Mhlahlo said this initiative was supported by the recapitalisation of the (road works and maintenance) "yellow fleet" over the next 10 years.
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DA Keen to Put Breaks on Winelands Toll Road Plan

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The Democratic Alliance has called for Capetonians to unite against what it says is an "iniquitous" plan to turn key sections of the N1 and N2 into toll roads.

"The toll roads will significantly damage the Western Cape economy," DA Western Cape transport spokesperson Robin Carlisle said on Friday.

"They will also be, by a wide margin, the most profitable toll roads in South Africa. It is clear that powerful private sector interests are involved."

He was a reacting to a South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) advertisement in local newspapers on Friday morning giving notice of plans to toll the N1 between Bellville and the Hex River, and the N2 from just past Cape Town International Airport to Bot River.

The notice said the project, to be known as the Winelands Toll Project, would cover just over 175km.

It called for public comment before April 30.

Carlisle said the toll roads would hit "the poorest of the poor" coming from areas such as Blue Downs, Delft, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha on every working day, going to work and returning home.

"All political parties, organised business, trade unions and other affected parties need to unite in opposition to these iniquitous, unlawful and unfair proposals," he said.

The DA had asked for an urgent meeting of the provincial legislature's finance committee on the matter.

He said Sanral's failure to consult premier Ebrahim Rasool and the six local authorities through which the toll roads will run, the inadequate period for response, and the lack of essential information such as the actual fees proposed, all constituted inadequate public consultation.

"The DA will not hesitate to seek relief from the courts if Sanral continues to ram these proposals through outside of lawful parameters," he said. - Sapa
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Damn... I spelt "brakes" wrong!!!

Think this idea is ridiculous... where the hell does the tax on petrol go? Where the hell is Trevor's package for infrastructure? Why is the Dept. of Transport so underspent on their budget?

NO NO NO... They need to take the department to task and find out where the billions are going from taxes!

De Doorns will effectively be cut off from Worcester, their main service town.
Worcester would be cut off from their primary city, Cape Town... us in the winelands would suffer severely! Grabouw would be cut off from Somerset West, their chief service town. All commuting workers from S.West, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Delft, Eerste Rivier, far Northern Suburbs would be further cash-strapped! With petrol where it is already (and going up again in April), how can they possibly think doing this would be a decent idea?
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South Africa’s taxi industry gets set for electronic fare revolution

By: Irma Venter
Published: 28 Mar 08 - 0:00
Electronic fare collection (EFC) will be rolled out in selected minibus taxis on April 1.

This means commuters will be able to simply swipe a card to pay their fare, rather than hand cash to taxi drivers.
SurePaw Technologies is implementing the technology on behalf of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco).

The roll-out will start on the Johannesburg to Tshwane route, says SurePaw MD Chris Dewe.

The route handles 10 000 commuters on a weekday, and 14 000 on weekend days, depending on sports events.

“Government needs to formalise the taxi industry. It needs to see the routes and number of commuters on these routes before it is willing to subsidise the taxi industry,” explains Dewe.

Government currently only subsidises rail and bus commuter services.

“So far, we have equipped 180 taxis with card readers,” says Dewe.

Commuters can buy a one-way card, or a reloadable card, from cashiers located at taxi ranks.

They are also able to quickly check the balance on these cards by means of card readers installed at the taxi ranks.

Dewe says implementation was hampered by the fact that not all taxis had the necessary permits required by the Department of Transport. Also, an alternative had to be devised to ensure taxi drivers could refuel their vehicles without cash.

Taxis operating between Tshwane and Johannesburg will now stop at the New Road petrol station on the N1 to refill, as part of a special arrangement.

“EFC will eventually be rolled out to all 75 000 taxis under the Santaco umbrella,” says Dewe.

He says SurePaw will recover the implementation costs of the project through the transport fee.

EFC is set to be rolled out to all forms of public transport in South Africa, including bus and rail services.

The basic outlines for EFC will be presented to the Minister of Transport by the end of this month, says Department of Transport public transport strategy director Ibrahim Seedat.

Dewe and Seedat spoke at an Intelligent Transport Systems South Africa workshop.
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14th Avenue passing under N1.



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Brand new buses to boost transport

March 31 2008 at 11:19AM


By Barry Bateman

Residents north of Pretoria can, for the first time, take advantage of affordable municipal transport from Tuesday.

The first seven of an initial roll-out of 100 new municipal buses will service Winterveld, Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa, Soshanguve and Mabopane. By next year, 30 of the new buses will service those areas, while the remaining 70 will service the rest of the city.

The announcement was made on Friday at the unveiling of the MAN prototype bus that city residents will soon see replace the council's ailing fleet.

'We are fixing roads in Soshanguve to ensure that these buses don't disintegrate'
The white buses, with the Tshwane Metro Council's official yellow and green colours down the side, will be a welcome introduction.

The first 100 buses will be delivered between April and November. A further 200 buses will follow suit.






Council spokesperson Console Tleane said: "We once had the best public transport system in the country and with this project I think we will reclaim that title."

City of Tshwane strategic executive director in the department of public works, roads and infrastructure, Dr Ndivho Lukhwareni, said the council was investing billions of rands to upgrade road infrastructure north of the city.

"We are fixing roads in Soshanguve to ensure that these buses don't disintegrate. There will be no excuses if we can't serve the whole city," he said.

Lukhwareni said the project would contribute to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - a project announced last year that would boost public transport in Tshwane - and form part of the government's 2010 Soccer World Cup legacy projects.

MAN chief executive Geoff du Plessis said these feeder buses would be critical to the BRT and improve mobility for the community. He said the buses were well suited to allow accessibility for disabled passengers and there was no compromise on quality and safety.

The buses meet all the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) requirements.

Du Plessis said the 280 horse-power engine met Euro 3 emission standards and the bus featured anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution and traction control.

He said the buses accommodated 41 seated and 17 standing passengers as well as one wheelchair passenger.

Patricia Chueu, mayoral committee member responsible for economic development, said: "We will improve the public transport service in such a way that city residents with cars will see it as a comfortable alternative."
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Some newish pics posted on the Highways and Beautiful Scenery thread... N1/N2/M3/R101 Western Cape
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Any one know about this rd Called Duffs Rd in Durban? I was looking at the new Google earth updates on Durban and was dreaming of comming home when I saw this rd and followed it from Mt edgecombe all the way to Claremont in Pinetown and it looks like its gonna cross the umgeni too
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R55bn to improve traffic flow on Gauteng’s heavily congested freeways

Published: 3 Apr 08 - 15:50

South Africa’s Transport Department will implement a R55-billion scheme to improve traffic flow on the freeways of its economic hub, Gauteng, which carries more than 180 000 vehicles a day.

The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Scheme, which would be implemented in phases and completed by 2018, would expand the carrying capacity of existing roads, and further expansions of the freeway network, it said this week.

The Department of Transport (DoT) would invest more than R12-billion in the first phase of this project, which was due for completion by 2010. This amount would almost double for the second phase, due for completion in 2015, when the State would invest some R20-billion. In the final phase, which would be completed by 2018, a further R23-billion would be invested.

The total value of the infrastructure would provide a R39,7-billion contribution to capital formation, on completion, and R60-billion over a 20-year period.

“This project will be financed through the 'user-pay' principle, and it will allow our roads to be funded, without resorting to the national fiscus for such projects. The scheme will also promote the concepts of ride sharing as well as the usage of public transport,” the department stated.

It added that the environmental-impact assessment had already begun on the various sections of the freeway network, and that the social and economic impact assessments were also under way.


TOLL COLLECTION

As part of this scheme, toll technologies would also be introduced.

The tolling of the road system would begin in 2010/11, through the building of 47 gantries on existing roads, about 11 km apart. It was estimated that contributions would accrue to the gross domestic product of R14,2-billion and R15,3-billion in 2008 and 2009, through the freeway scheme.

“This would allow for the free flow of traffic at tolling points, as an extension of South Africa’s intelligent transport system. It must however be emphasised that the public consultation process will first be undertaken before the tolling system is introduced,” the DoT stated.

Through the scheme, an interconnected network of inner and outer ring roads would be introduced, which would also provide a direct link to the historically neglected areas of the south-western townships of Johannesburg. The network would eventually comprise of 561 km.

The first phase of the project, up to 2010, would consist of an upgrade of the existing freeway network of 180 km, which included additional lanes and major interchange improvements. The plans include intermodal transport hubs to surface and rail-based public transport facilities.

This project was expected to create more than 30 000 direct jobs, with a further 138 900 indirect opportunities.
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I've calculated the chance of this happening to be around 1.1%

Cape Town's rail could go underground
By Sipokazi Maposa

Investigations are under way into an underground rail network that could see Cape Town follow in the footsteps of New York and London.

The proposal could see houses being built where railway tracks are now situated, it was revealed yesterday by Intersite, Metrorail's property arm, during a presentation on its 2010 plans.

Regional manager Lindelo Matya said the proposal to sink the railway system between Cape Town, Woodstock and Esplanade stations below ground level was still being investigated.

One of the possible options was for the land above to either be developed into real estate or to become public open space.

'we want a station that allows future growth'
Matya said the intention was to maximise the use of space.

"The way the station is configured now affects its future growth... we want a station that allows future growth. The argument for the underground is that it will free all that land which could be used for so many other things," he said.

But no final decision had yet been made. A technical team was doing feasibility tests.

Matya said the re-imaging to be done at Cape Town Station ahead of the 2010 World Cup would be the first phase and should give a fair idea of what the station could look like for the next 50 years.

Construction was due to start in June and was expected to be completed in December next year.

The R300-million development was set to revitalise the station into a pedestrian-friendly facility with a spruced-up business development centre.

Once completed it would boast a range of tourist retail facilities, including a rail museum, art gallery, restaurants and convenience stores. All markets would move under one roof on the station deck, where traders would have lock-up kiosks.

Key design priorities were the need to improve operational efficiency, information management, safety and security.
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They started talking about Taxi recap from 1999 and next year will be 10 years. They said that in 2010 more than 70% of taxis wiould have been recapitilized but the treasury instead of giving the transport department R1 billion for this financial year to accelerate that process they give them less than half a billion rands. What the f*ck are they thinking. In all these modes of transport, taxis need to be prioritise if we don't want to be laughed at in 2010. Just imagine scrap taxis with aggresive drivers ferrying people in 2009/2010? Taxis drivers told them staright in their eyes that recap will not work and they still think its ok to sit and talk with those bustard who are on the headlines everyday for not obeying the law. How many timesare they gonna train them? This is just disgusting.

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The department of transport will submit its 2010 Soccer World Cup transport plan to Fifa by June.

The country's 100 000 taxi drivers are expected to undergo retraining before being allowed to ferry the estimated 700 000 tourists expected for the tournament. Training is expected to have been completed a year before the tournament.

"The taxi operational plan is that the vehicle specifications and everything should be such that the operators comply with taxi legislation insurance and their drivers should have gone through a driver training programme," 2010 transport co-ordinator Mathabatha Monkonyama said on Wednesday.

Transport Minister Jeff Radebe said although it had been a challenge, they remained committed to ensuring safe, secure, efficient and accessible transport ahead of the event and beyond.

The department will soon float a R500-million tender for more than 1 500 buses.

"Our transport plans will present an enjoyable experience for the soccer family worldwide.

"Working closely with the host cities and provinces, we are spending a total of R13,6-billion on improving South Africa's public transport infrastructure for 2010," he said.

Radebe, flanked by Transport Director-General Mpumi Mpofu and World Cup Local Organising Committee transport manager Skhumbuzo Macozoma, said the department had established a monitoring committee to keep track of their initiatives.

"If there are problems, we will invoke measures to accelerate the implementation. A monitoring and evaluation system is in place with a panel of experts from the different transport networks," he said.

Radebe refuted claims that the Gautrain was unlikely to be ready by 2010, saying all necessary work was up to date and contracts with the service providers had been finalised. According to a preparations report he presented, an approach will be developed to focus on training for both taxi and bus drivers.

The focus will be on driving skills, customer care, handling passengers with disabilities and general tourism and information.

Radebe said his department would work closely with various taxi associations to make the best out of the taxi recapitalisation programme, and retrain drivers to respond to the demands of the event.

Mpofu said the public transport system would benefit from the added capacity of buses for the World Cup as they would be incorporated into the system after the event.

School holidays in 2010 would be adjusted to coincide with the tournament to reduce pressure on the transport system during that period.

Protection services have also been planned for additional train services, with five guards to be deployed for each train.

The OR Tambo, Cape Town and Durban international airports are the only airports that won't need temporary facilities as they already have the capacity to respond to the expected demand.

Macozoma said they were working closely with the government and the host cities to ensure that their operational plans meet the deadlines.

"Co-operation is very vital in projects of this magnitude," he said
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