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Hit or miss?

Hit or miss?

A recent study assessed whether Johannesburg’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system,
Rea Vaya, gives its riders what they want. It makes for some interesting reading

 
Proterra’s electric predictions

Proterra’s electric predictions

FRANK BEETON reports on the latest electric-bus developments

 
Does our transport system have the right DNA?

Does our transport system have the right DNA?

At the 2016 Southern African Transport Conference, which took place in July, two of the issues raised were whether sustainable transport is possible in South Africa, and whether smart data technology can help. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports

 
Advancing  the auto

Advancing the auto

Allison has written another chapter in the long history of advanced automatic gearboxes, says FRANK BEETON

   
Model relationship

Model relationship!

Since 2001 the bus group comprising Kopano Bus Service, Madodi Bus Company and Mathole Bus Service has built up a relationship with its bus supplier of choice, Scania South Africa. In fact, the group has 159 Scania buses in its fleet covering local and cross-country operation

 
Taxi to Africa!

Taxi to Africa!

It is estimated that minibus taxis account for 70 percent of modal share in the cross-border road-transport industry, within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. So yes, they do perform an essential service, but it’s not without its challenges ...

 
Heading for a healthy future

Heading for a healthy future

GAVIN MYERS chats to Ray Karshagen, head of the bus division at Iveco South Africa Works, to find out how Iveco Bus is getting on

   
Wellington trolleybuses come off the wires

Wellington trolleybuses come off the wires

FRANK BEETON reports on what could be considered the next generation of trolleybuses

 
Green buses gaining ground

Green buses gaining ground

A decade ago, the first hybrid buses in London entered service. CLAIRE RENCKEN explores the subsequent developments in terms of low-emission, more environmentally friendly buses

 
Open-top origins

Open-top origins

A post-war, open-top bus with a chequered history, residing at the Irish National Transport Museum, inspired MICHAEL CORCORAN to explore open-top buses from bygone days

   
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