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Equalising the Cost of Distance

by Marius Pieterse
We welcome the soon-to-be-implemented reduction in Rea Vaya fares for commuters travelling more than 25 km.
We were pleased to note that, as from this coming weekend, Rea Vaya fares will be reduced for people travelling more than 25 kms, as well as for single trip users.  This follows the recent scrapping of […]

Rea Vaya Bus Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by AfricanGoals2010)

Joburg United

Jonathan Manning reflects on the transformation of Johannesburg through the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the need for a commitment to designing a collective urban experience which can give meaning to Jozi being a united city.

Rea-Vaya-Photo-by-African-Goals-2010

Lessons from Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya

Rea Vaya’s network extends far beyond main trunk routes. Feeder buses operate in outer areas, transporting many residents into the city. Complementary buses ferry people between corridors. With Rea Vaya’s hi-tech Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), the service attracts several thousands of passengers on a daily basis.

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Will a public transport lifestyle be a possibility in South African cities?

Gail Jennings from Ride Your City and Mobility Magazine takes a look at the possibilities, if the so-called ‘public transport lifestyle’ of many international cities would work in South Africa.

Rea Vaya Bus Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by AfricanGoals2010)

What do BRT station designs say about cities?

This month, Rouen Smit takes us on a BRT World Tour of station designs from every continent. Part 4 – Africa