World Cup's Impact on Transit in South Africa

This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
June 4, 2010, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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New bus rapid transit systems were prompted by South Africa's World Cup hosting duties, and now those systems are coming into form in cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

"The Public Transport and Infrastructure Systems Grant allocated R$11.7 billion – around US$1.5 billion - for accelerated transport projects for the World Cup. The country has now spent more than US$2.6 billion on transportation and infrastructure projects."

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in The City Fix
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