Joburg considers ditching some taxi companies to cut back site visitors congestion

In an effort to cut back site visitors congestion, the Metropolis of Joburg (CoJ) is planning to exchange a few of its minibus taxi companies with the Rea Vaya Bus Fast Transit (BRT) system, with homeowners of the affected taxi companies changing into shareholders.

Talking throughout a two-hour webinar on Monday morning, the town’s performing chief of metro police, Angela Mokasi, mentioned site visitors congestion had develop into a nightmare attributable to energy failures, load-shedding, cable theft and scheduled upkeep.

Mokasi mentioned their work was made tougher as they must police the town’s 2,121 intersections with solely 260 site visitors officers and 93 autos.

Location expertise firm TomTom early this yr launched the outcomes of its newest Visitors Index, detailing the site visitors knowledge of 416 cities in 57 nations.

TomTom named Cape City as the town with the worst site visitors within the nation (101st), adopted by Johannesburg (121st) and Pretoria (207th). East London is fourth adopted by Durban and Bloemfontein.