October Transport Month (OTM) 2014 | Western Cape Government


October Transport Month (OTM) 2014

1 October 2014

South Africa celebrates Transport Month in October with the 2014 theme “Together we move forward” coinciding with the 20 years of freedom celebration.

The National Department of Transport (DOT) will use this opportunity to highlight South Africa’s many achievements in transport over the past 20 years.

In the Western Cape, DOT will highlight the following achievements:

  • MyCiti BRT System.
  • The revamped Cape Town Train Station.
  • The upgraded Nyanga Junction.
  • The improved Cape Town International Airport.

Robin Carlisle, the former Minister of Transport and Public Works highlighted the Department of Transport and Public Works’ major transport projects in his 2014/15 Budget Speech.

Transport Infrastructure

  • Construction of the Gouda weighbridge to prevent trucks using the R44 and the R46 to escape being weighed.
  • Completion of the Hemel-en-Aarde surfacing.
  • Completion of Gansbaai to Elim surfacing.
  • Rehabilitation of Nuwekloof to Wolsely and Worcester to Bainskloof.
  • Improvement of roads in the Stellenbosch catchment areas, including Baden Powell, Annandale and Winery Roads. These improvements will include the elimination of 11 level crossings.

Transport Operations

The George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) is a pilot for Integrated Public Transport Networks (IPTNs) outside large cities. It sets a precedent for public transport services in South Africa in terms of it being an affordable emerging city model that supports National Land Transport Act (NLTA) aims which non-metro and rural areas can replicate.

Safely Home

Safely Home has achieved a 28% reduction in provincial road fatalities within five years, saving almost 2 000 lives.

It focuses on important road safety issues such as pedestrian safety, the importance of wearing a seatbelt, child road safety and speed reduction.

Read more about road safety campaigns and interventions on the Safely Home website.

You can follow Safely Home on Twitter @WCGovSafelyHome.

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Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 383 3317
E-mail: Al-Ameen.Kafaar@westerncape.gov.za

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW