Broad Transit Upgrades Approved In Cape Town

<p>Transit officials have approved a plan to take over the city's transportations systems, creating an expanded and more unified web of trains and buses.</p>
May 9, 2007, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The number of trains are to increase from 80 to 108, bus subsidies will be raised from R350-million to R500-million and the minibus taxi industry will be integrated into the public transport system."

"Cape Town is also poised to form a metropolitan transport authority to iron out the fragmentation of the transport system, caused by national, provincial and local government authorities controlling different segments of the system."

"The city will also get an integrated ticket system where commuters buy one ticket to ride on a bus, a taxi or a train."

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Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in Mail & Guardian
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