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Prasa Rail acting CEO removed

Mthuthuzeli Swartz was removed as acting CEO of Prasa Rail on Tuesday after the interim board deemed his continued leadership "too much of a risk"...

By Aidan Jones 18 Apr 2018

Pieces fall into place for new Hyperloop test track in France

Startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has been quite busy signing deals to explore the potential of high-speed transport routes all around the world, but has little in the way of functioning prototypes and test tracks to show for it...

By Nick Lavars 17 Apr 2018

Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issued

Golden Arrow has alerted its passengers to nationwide strike action which will affect the entire South African bus industry...

16 Apr 2018

Prasa's bizarre CEO appointment

Cromet Molepo, Prasa's acting group CEO for just four months, started retirement on Sunday with leave worth more than R1.3-million and a controversial legacy...

By Rebecca Redelmeier 6 Apr 2018

Why Rura set new public transport fares

Effective 2 April 2018, public transport fares increased by 5% from Rwf20 to Rwf22 per kilometre in the City of Kigali while passengers travelling from one town to another will part away with Rwf21 per kilometre, a 7% increase...

By Joseph Mudingu 5 Apr 2018

Have your say on Transport Authority Bill

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, has published the Gauteng Transport Authority Bill (2018) for public comments...

27 Mar 2018

Further price hikes: fuel prices to increase in April

It will be an April of financial woe for South Africans. The price of everything is going up - including fuel. Fill it up while you can...

By Jason Snyman 26 Mar 2018

'Gauteng on the Move' app takes hassle out of commuting

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has launched a mobile app that will provide commuters with real-time public transit information, timetables and fares for Gauteng-based public transport operators...

15 Mar 2018

Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's why

Buses have been a reliable feature of urban and rural landscapes for more than 200 years, but the end of the bus has already been signalled...

By Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018

Virgin Hyperloop One shows off a passenger pod in Dubai

Virgin Hyperloop One has been making inroads in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a little while, having already presented its vision for a route connecting cities across the Middle East, including a 12-minute link between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

By Nick Lavars 1 Mar 2018

New bills to push for integrated transport system

Cabinet has approved two bills which lay the foundation towards the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 aspirations of an integrated passenger transport system that is accessible for all...

1 Mar 2018

Prasa to fork out R1bn in backpay as it reinstates 700 dismissed workers

The cost to reinstate the 700 workers who were fired by the Passenger Rail of South Africa (Prasa) after a protected strike five years ago will amount to over R1-billion...

By Ernest Mabuza 28 Feb 2018

AftaRobot minibus taxi app launched

The newly-launched AftaRobot mobile app aims to improve operational efficiency for minibus taxi drivers and associations by providing insight into routing, rideshare capacities, and more of their workforce...

23 Feb 2018

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