Posts tagged with 'South Africa'
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Sports fans around the globe are all going a bit insane from listening to the incessant drone of South Africans’ blow horns, the Vuvuzelas. But we think Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, deserves some horn-tootin’.
Spotlight on the World Cup: Transit in Durban and Pretoria
Spotlight on the World Cup: Transit in Durban and Pretoria
After the official kick-off, we’re back to follow up on our series about how soccer can help sustainable transportation. A week and a half ago we highlighted World Cup-inspired mass transit improvements in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth. South ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is now less than two weeks away. An estimated three million fans will be pouring into stadiums in South Africa’s nine host cities to watch the games, and hundreds of millions more will ...
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
The City of Johannesburg launched Rea Vaya, South Africa’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system, on August 30, and by early October the system was reportedly carrying approximately 12,000 daily passengers along the 25 kilometer route between Soweto and downtown ...