City of Cape Town to recruit 100 rail enforcement officers
City of Cape Town to recruit 100 rail enforcement officers

The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee has approved the appointment of 100 law enforcement officers who will serve in the dedicated Rail Enforcement Unit...

2 Aug 2018

SA Taxi aims to empower females in the taxi industry
SA Taxi aims to empower females in the taxi industry

SA Taxi continues to empower female entrepreneurs in the minibus taxi industry...

2 Aug 2018

Car-sharing apps are actually quite vulnerable to cyberattacks
Car-sharing apps are actually quite vulnerable to cyberattacks

Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined the security of 13 car-sharing applications, developed by major manufacturers from different markets which have been downloaded over one million times...

25 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits
Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

Staff Bus Nigeria wins Step startup competition
Staff Bus Nigeria wins Step startup competition

Staff Bus Nigeria (Staffbus.ng), a tech startup solving the challenges of daily commuters in Lagos, was crowned the overall winner of the Seyi Tinubu Empowerment Project (Step), Lagos Edition...

2 Jul 2018

Plans unveiled for new cable car line in Amsterdam
Plans unveiled for new cable car line in Amsterdam

UNStudio has unveiled plans for a new one-and-a-half-kilometre cable car line and stations, connecting two growing residential areas of Amsterdam...

27 Jun 2018

Dodoma signs for major bus terminal
Dodoma signs for major bus terminal

Dodoma City Council (DCC) has announced that it will sign a contract to start construction of its major bus terminal at Nzuguni area, some 20km from the city centre en route to Dar es Salaam...

26 Jun 2018

Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa
Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city are being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo...

By Sherry Zameer 22 Jun 2018

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking
How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the stated goals of transport, health and environment policy...

By David Levinson 14 Jun 2018

Photo by Gleb Kozenko on Unsplash
Traffic is complex, but modelling using deceptively simple rules can help unravel what's going on

It seems there's an equation for everything in life. But in today's fast-shifting society, many problems are too complex to model with a single equation. So how do we deal with complex phenomena such as traffic?

By Yohan Kim, Jay Falletta and Scott Kelly 13 Jun 2018

Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunities
Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunities

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 2063[1]...

11 Jun 2018

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across
Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of "volume": the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts. We see this especially around mass public transport hubs...

By Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill 8 Jun 2018

Prasa appoints new group CEO
Prasa appoints new group CEO

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has appointed Sibusiso Sithole as its new group CEO for a period of 12 months effective from 1 June 2018...

5 Jun 2018

Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June
Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans face yet another tight month as fuel prices soar to a record high this June. The department of energy has announced a heavy increase in petrol and diesel prices as of tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 June 2018...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Jun 2018

Public hearings into transport market inquiry
Public hearings into transport market inquiry

The land based Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry public hearings will be held in Tshwane and Johannesburg this week, says the Competition Commission...

4 Jun 2018

Free public transport doesn't add up - unless you get rid of the drivers
Free public transport doesn't add up - unless you get rid of the drivers

The idea of free public transport has clear appeal. Cities in France and Germany are already considering such proposals, to reduce traffic and air pollution...

By John Disney 1 Jun 2018

Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses
Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses

Bus body builder Labh Singh Harnam Singh (LSHS) has been hired to build high-capacity buses for Tanzania government's bus rapid transit (BRT) services...

By James Kariuki 30 May 2018

Uber plans to publicly demonstrate its flying taxi service in 2020.
Uber to open a flying taxi research centre in France

PARIS, France - If the last month or so is any indication, Uber is getting rather serious about its plans to put flying taxis into the air...

By Nick Lavars 25 May 2018

Skip’s scooters will be dockless, powering around the city at up to 29 km/h on a 36 V 350 W hub motor
New scooter sharing startup starts rolling in DC

Washington DC, US - Sanjay Dastoor, the former CEO of electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted Boards, is branching out into two-wheeled modes of urban transport...

By Nick Lavars 21 May 2018

Services to resume as #BusStrike comes to an end
Services to resume as #BusStrike comes to an end

NEWSWATCH: Bus services are set to resume today, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 as the national bus strike by more than 17,000 drivers finally comes to an end...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 May 2018

Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape Town
Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape Town

The MyCiTi bus service remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike action continues, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday...

14 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash
MyCiTi service remains suspended as #BusStrike continues

NEWSWATCH: The MyCiTi service in the City of Cape Town remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike continues...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 May 2018

Don't forget buses: six rules for improving city bus services
Don't forget buses: six rules for improving city bus services

Public transport that is safe, efficient and effective is a core priority when it comes to city-building. While trains get a lot of attention, buses can also deliver successful public transport services - if we can overcome some common problems...

By Jason Byrne and Emma Pharo 2 May 2018

SunCycles getting Namibia moving with "e-bikes"
SunCycles getting Namibia moving with "e-bikes"

"For a country with inadequate public transport systems and a general cultural aversion towards bicycles, the uptake in Namibia has been surprisingly good."

By Tom Jackson 30 Apr 2018

Tough week ahead for commuters as bus strike continues
Tough week ahead for commuters as bus strike continues

NEWSWATCH: The nationwide bus strike which commenced on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, has entered its sixth day...

23 Apr 2018

Prasa Rail acting CEO removed
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

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to hold a public unveiling of the Toulouse facility sometime later in 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

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