New BRT service named

EKURHULENI Executive Mayor Cllr Mondli Gungubele has announced the name of the City’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as ‘Harambee’.

Harambee, which means “pulling or working together in unity” in Swahili, will launch operationally in 2016.

At a gathering which included the MEC for Roads and Transport in Gauteng Ismail Vadi, Ekurhuleni MMC for Roads and Transport Cllr Petrus Mhlarhi, members of the Mayoral Committee, the Roads and Transport Portfolio committee, Councillors, the City Manager Khaya Ngema, delegates from the National Department of Transport, National Treasury, the Gauteng Department of Transport, the City of Johannesburg, the City of Tshwane, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), Gautrain and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and other stakeholders, Gungubele said: “Working with our various stakeholders in the public transport sector, we have done extensive work to build the infrastructure and the order for the buses has already been placed. Our people must know that their safe, comfortable and affordable movement remains one of our key priorities and has been since the establishment of Ekurhuleni in 2000.”

The Harambee BRT primarily aims to connect the nine towns that make up Ekurhuleni, namely Benoni, Germiston, Springs, Kempton Park, Edenvale, Nigel, Brakpan, Boksburg, and Alberton in a bid to overcome the problems created by apartheid spatial planning.

Construction of the Harambee BRT commenced in April 2014 on the complementary route between Tembisa Hospital and the Tembisa Civic Centre. The system will be one of the key drivers for the regeneration of inner cities and the renewal of townships in Ekurhuleni.

The first phase, which is 56kms, will run from Tembisa in the north via Kempton Park, OR Tambo International Airport and Boksburg, ending in Vosloorus in the south. The first phase will launch operationally in 2016 and the operationalisation of the entire project is projected for October 2017.

The Harambee BRT system will be a safe, reliable and affordable public transport system, which includes a specialised design, services and infrastructure that will improve and enrich the lives of Ekurhuleni’s 3.1 million citizens.

Harambee will be operated by a state-of-the-art traffic management centre in Kempton Park which will control all of Ekurhuleni’s transport services through CCTV cameras, vehicle tracking and navigation systems in the buses and at the stations. With regular travel times during peak and off-peak hours, passengers are able to plan their lives better and get to work, play and school on time.

The BRT system was introduced as a means to enhance the standard of public transport and the quality of life for Ekurhuleni residents, which is also in keeping with the spirit of connecting Ekurhuleni.

It leads Ekurhuleni’s Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN), a two-decade long project which aims to upgrade existing bus services, revitalise rail networks and existing mini-bus taxi routes, while incorporating a network of cycling paths and pedestrian walkways to help people move quickly and easily across the metropolitan.

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