Thursday, January 30, 2014

Accra city public transport in a mess? "The unworthiness of most vehicles that carry passengers often leads to fatal accidents, making Ghana one of the most accident-prone countries in the world.

At least 26,621 lives were lost through road accidents from January 2000 to September 2013, while about   70, 000 people were injured within the same period.

According to statistics made available by the National Road Safety Commission, 20,503 lives were lost between January 2000 and December 2010 in road accidents that left 63,384 people injured."

Sunday, January 19, 2014

South Africa: Public Transport Exempted From E-Tolls : "In a statement released today, the Presidency said: "Some bits of information that are important for consumers to know appear to have not found way into the public domain in a visible way. One is that workers travelling in buses and taxis are exempted from e-tolls.

"These modes of transport pass through the gantries free of charge. Transport services in South Africa are ably supported by the minibus taxi industry, ferrying about 60% of the population in Gauteng daily. They form an integral part of the integrated transport system value chain.""

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Kigali #publictransit no better under new arrangement Rwanda: Public Transport - It's About Time Service Providers Are Held Accountable: "Several months down the road, the same problems that characterised the previous arrangement, such as keeping commuters waiting for long hours and overloading, still persist.

In some cases, the situation has actually worsened."

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