Official Launch of Go George Project
On Friday, 16 October 2015, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George Municipality will officially launch the George Integrated Public Transport Network, Go George.
Over the past nine years, the Western Cape Government has been working in close partnership with the National Department of Transport, the George Municipality, the George minibus taxi and bus industry, as well as the people of George to develop a public transport system that will see George transformed.
The George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) is a project spearheaded by the Department of Transport and Public Works and has been years in the making. It is South Africa’s first non-metro integrated public transport system and has been adopted as the pilot project for the future roll out of other IPTNs outside of large cities. Go George will offer George commuters affordable, scheduled, safe and reliable services, contributing to improved quality of life and much better access to opportunities.
Premier Zille, Minister Grant and Mayor Stander will preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the project.
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Date: Friday, 16 October 2015
Time: 10:00 (Registration begins at 9:00, with proceedings scheduled to begin promptly at 10h00)
Venue: Conville Civic Centre, Cnr Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Pienaar Street, George
Note: Please RSVP as soon as possible to be accredited to attend the event. There will be no access without accreditation.
View the map to the Conville Civic Centre.