A Hybrid Model for Public Transport in Cape Town?

On 1 September 2015, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee recommended a “game-changing” shift in public transport policy. Councillor Brett Herron stated that “the City has come to the realisation that going forward, we need to consider a hybrid-model where minibus-taxis may complement or replace the MyCiTi buses on certain feeder routes”.

This announcement signals an important milestone in the City’s public transport reform project, and dovetails neatly with the themes identified in VREF’s planned Mobility and Access in African cities research funding initiative for 2016-2020, as well as on-going ACET research. In adopting this approach, Cape Town may well be charting a course through contested and complex terrain that other Sub-Saharan African cities might follow. It also opens up exciting possibilities for collaboration with researchers on innovative solutions to the many problems that will be encountered along the way.


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Title: Game-changing policy for minibus-taxi industry to serve before Council

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Released 1 September 2015

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