IN FOCUS: Your Gauteng - Transport

IN FOCUS: Your Gauteng - Transport

The economic hub of South Africa is home to many seeking better opportunities. 

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But with that comes a huge responsibility for especially local government, the public and private sectors – to create and sustain those opportunities.

In this series, featuring various sectors, we ask you what should be done to uplift, maintain and improve our province. 

Join the conversation, and give your input. Leave your comment on this page, or tweet us at @jacanews use the hashtag #GautengAtWork

Here is Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismael Vadi tackling the issues affecting South Africans on a daily basis. 

Despite some challenges, Vadi believes there is a good mix of transport in the province. 

The most contentious issue facing transport in the province is etolls. Vadi reiterates that new roads won’t be tolled.

Motorists often complain about potholes on the provinces roads, but Vadi says most of Gauteng roads are in a good condition

5 things you need to know about roads and transport in Gauteng

- There has been progress on the rollout of Bus Rapid Transit systems in all three Gauteng metros. 

- The success of Gautrain has continued, servicing over 62 000 passengers every day. 

- An advisory panel was appointed to undertake a study on the Gauteng e-tolls and recommendations were made regarding affordability

- There will be no e-tolls on our new roads. 

- Gauteng will improve road infrastructure through the construction of new and maintenance of existing roads and the speedy repair of potholes.

"Reducing high road accident fatalities and injuries remains a priority. Particular attention will be paid to halving pedestrian fatalities by 2019. Key interventions include more visible road safety awareness campaigns, including in schools and at the most dangerous locations and increased law enforcement operations, including prevention and enforcement relating to driving under the influence of alcohol, high speed driving, reckless and negligent driving, unroadworthy vehicles and taxi law enforcement." - Gauteng Premier David Makhura

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