Transport Month

Transport Month

In 2005, October was declared Transport Month during the Transport Lekgotla.

This year, Transport Month is being hosted under the theme, 'Together we move South Africa Forward'The month-long programme is being used to showcase transport infrastructure projects, promote the use of public transport and advance the country’s road safety initiatives.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters officially launched the 2016 Transport Month Campaign (OTM) on Saturday, 1 October 2016 in Mmorogong village near Tlhatlhaganyane in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North West province.

Government is investing in the transport sector, which is part of the country’s Nine-Point Plan to stimulate development and create jobs. Public transport investments are part of building and operating an integrated public transport network across the country.

Investments in rail infrastructure are making rail the backbone of South Africa's passenger and freight transport system. Government has embarked on one of the world’s biggest rail projects to overhaul passenger trains. The new trains will operate with greater efficiency, as they will carry more than 1 300 passengers and travel at a top speed of 160 km/h.

*Source: www.gov.za

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