WIT Press


Towards An Integrated Public Transport System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030111

Volume

64

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

404.42 kb

Author(s)

D. Allopi

Abstract

The Government of South Africa has recognised transport as one of its five main priority areas for socio-economic development and are currently seeking strategies to optimise capacity utilization and to achieve a level of integration between modes. However, the present structures of most of the cities are not conducive to the development of efficient public transport systems. Sometimes, expensive infrastructures were constructed in certain areas without proper planning. Chatsworth, one of the major suburban areas of the city of Durban, is a typical example of such kind of planning. A substantial percentage of the commuters still rely mainly on public transport provided by privately owned buses and minibus taxis. However the main problem remains that they are reluctant to use the expensive metro rail service. This paper focuses on the develop

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