Public transport users can expect a single e-ticket within months

The Gauteng Provincial Government will in the next three months introduce a pilot project for a single e-ticket for public transport users.

A similar card-based pilot project was introduced in Pretoria last year by the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) for minibus taxi commuters on the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Mabopane (JPM) route.

However, according to the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, the project to be introduced by the provincial government will encompass all modes of public transport including taxis, buses and possibly trains.

The department will launch the pilot project for a single e-ticket in October.

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Thursday said the pilot project is one of the key deliverables of the 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP25) to develop a fully integrated Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System.

Work to realise the AFC includes enabling Europay, MasterCard and Visa card compliance on all transport modes so they are able to offer a prepaid product that allows for inter-operability and integration.

MEC Vadi said significant technical work with municipalities has been done.

Kempton Express

Latest News

Recommended Story x
Major road closures in Tembisa for two weekends

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Bedfordview Edenvale News
Kempton Express

Your details:

Your friends: