Transformation Within Transportation Planning In South Africa: Implications For The Implementation Of The National Transport Master Plan (NATMAP) Of 2011
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C. B. Schoeman
Transport planning in South Africa became a statutory planning activity with the enactment of the Urban Transportation Act (Act 78 of 1977). Transport planning, development and management were guided by the National Land Transport Transition Act (Act 22 of 2000) up to 2009 when the National Land Transport Act (NLTA) (Act 5 of 2009) and its Regulations (2009) were promulgated. In this context various policy documents underpinned this transformation process. The nexus of the abovementioned policy and legislative framework and the recently approved NATMAP (2011) culminates in a paradigm shift in the formulation of provincial and local transport strategies and its implementation. This paper endeavors to unpack this relationship and to link the transportation transformation process to projects of national significance. The paper is based on a specific methodology and the main results will be reported on. Recommendations to support the implementation of NATMAP 2050 and to make provision for amendments in the National Spatial Development Perspective (NSDP) (2006) are included. The research has indicated that Integrated Transport Plans (ITPs) for metropolitan areas and intermediate towns needs to be aligned to the NLTA and the perspective of NATMAP 2011. Keywords: transportation planning, transportation strategies, transportation policy and legislation.
Keywords: transportation planning, transportation strategies, transportation policy and legislation.