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Four-step programme

Four-step programme

It’s often said that any type of successful relationship in the transport industry needs to be based on mutual trust and confidence. The recent handover of the 1 000th MAN bus to Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) proves this beyond any doubt. GAVIN MYERS reports

 
Brazilian buses and South African befuddlement

Brazilian buses and South African befuddlement

FRANK BEETON reports on Brazil’s ailing bus industry and the possible implications for South Africa

 
Crowd Mapping – making sense of the chaos

Crowd Mapping – making sense of the chaos

Public transport in most developing countries is an ever-changing mix of independent operators all following their own rules, routes, schedules and rate hikes. The result is an erratic and often unreliable system. A recent study conducted in the city of Kampala, Uganda, shows that smartphone technology could offer a brilliant solution and bring some structure (and huge benefits) to this chaotic environment

 
China’s electric bus boom

China’s electric bus boom

FRANK BEETON reports on China’s rapid and enthusiastic development of the electric bus

   
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 ...

   
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