Tshwane BRT construction to start in July

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pretoria - Construction of the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system from the CBD to Menlyn via Sunnyside and Hatfield is expected to start in July 2012.

Delivering his State of the City Address on Tuesday, Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said the process of procuring the first BRT buses for the initial implementation of the overall BRT system was underway.

The public has been encouraged to participate in the naming of the BRT and this process should be concluded by the end of April 2012.

The initial BRT route has been re-aligned in line with recommendations from national Treasury and the national Department of Transport, and it will serve residential areas more comprehensively.

Ramokgopa said the Tshwane Bus Service was receiving urgent attention as it would be used as a feeder and distribution service to BRT as part of the integrated rapid public transport network.

"We are currently busy with the demand study that will determine the number and positions of the stations and this will be included by April 2012," he said.