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Take a seat

Take a seat

Bus seats are sometimes not given the attention they deserve, even though they are vital to the safety and comfort of passengers. CLAIRE RENCKEN speaks to a couple of local bus seat manufacturers about the challenges they face.

 
VDL goes Euro 6 with Cummins

VDL goes Euro 6 with Cummins

Amongst a spate of recent European orders, FRANK BEETON uncovers an interesting development at VDL Bus and Coach.

 
MAN drives Tshwane green

MAN drives Tshwane green

Green is the new purple in South Africa’s “Jacaranda City”. This much was apparent when the City of Tshwane’s commuter bus operator, Tshwane Bus Service (TBS), recently took delivery of a new fleet of buses. GAVIN MYERS reports.

 
Warning signs

Warning signs

The recent Southern African Transport Conference brought to light a number of interesting research papers, including how working with minibus taxi operators and delivering public transport systems could be done better. We explore how South Africa’s approach to implementing Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks (IRPTNs) could be improved.

   
Taking a back seat

Taking a back seat

At the end of August, VDL Bus & Coach South Africa said farewell to its managing director, Sam Mansingh, the man who brought the brand to our market. GAVIN MYERS attended the party and got one final interview.

 
Can SA make its cities more transit-oriented?

Can SA make its cities more transit-oriented?

The world’s leading cities owe their success, in part, to government investments in transit systems that use a range of solutions to move residents safely and affordably, including bus rapid transit (BRT) networks. CLAIRE RENCKEN takes a look at what the South African bus industry can learn from the rest of the world.

 
A new “Decker” from Alexander Dennis

A new “Decker” from Alexander Dennis

FRANK BEETON reports that Alexander Dennis is taking on rival Optare.

   
Who, or what, is Agrale?

Who, or what, is Agrale?

FRANK BEETON reports on an unknown Brazilian manufacturer and racing-derived technology for London buses.

 
Bussing for market share

Bussing for market share

Usage of bus services has increased since 2010, but overall quality of public transportation in South Africa has not, causing FARZANA CHAUMOO, along with many others, to opt for private transport – leaving bus companies to fight it out for sales locally and across our borders.

 
Optare launches MetroDecker

Optare launches MetroDecker

FRANK BEETON brings us details on Optare’s new double-decker bus, and reports on Volvo’s attempts to revolutionise inner-city bus transport.

   
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