Author(s): J. Chakwizira, P. Bikam & T. A. Adeboyejo
The purpose of this article is to present some insights regarding functional and
dysfunctional urban public mass transportation systems in the greater Gauteng
region of South Africa.
Making use of a case study approach that places greater
Johannesburg and Pretoria region at the centre of the investigation, contextual
urban public mass transport struggles and dialogues are reviewed.
interview surveys and a synthesis approach, the capacity and capability of the
existing urban public transport to meet expectations of the serviced population in
the greater Johannesburg region is critiqued.
The contribution and value add that
recent improvements in public transport management such as the Gautrain and
Rea Vaya Bus rapid Transit (BRT) are explored and urban public transport “pain
points and hotspots” considered.
The major conclusions of the paper revolve
around implementing a package of innovative and alternative transport solutions
and technologies to overcome various obstacles and constraints to improved
public transport service and infrastructure delivery and sustainability.
urban public transport, rapid transit systems, interventions, greater
Gauteng region, South Africa.
This article presents some insights regarding functional and dysfunctional urban
public transportation systems in the greater Gauteng region (GGR).
The study is
motivated by multiple imperatives whose justification is embedded in current...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SDP110611
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