A Re Yeng
What is A Re Yeng?
A Re Yeng is a high-quality, rapid, affordable, safe and convenient public bus service.
Why a Bus Rapid Transit Servce?
Frustration over worsening traffic conditions is a problem in metropolitan areas worldwide. Several countries that embraced bus rapid transit (BRT) systems to improve their public transport found that their traffic problems were significantly reduced.
The City of Tshwane recognises that traffic congestion has become a major problem for drivers, particularly during peak hours. At the same time, residents of poor areas depend on public transport to get to work or school. By implementing a cost-effective and efficient public transport system, road safety will be improved and congestion reduced, while residents’ mobility will increase. The City also expects road accidents to decrease, as people will be less likely to rely on private vehicles for transportation.
The development of an integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN) in Tshwane is intended to transform public transport through creating a high-quality and affordable system, in line with the National Transport Strategy of 2007. The IRPTN is expected to improve the provision and level of service of road- and rail-based public transport, reduce the overall journey times for public transport users, and widen access to residential areas and major economic nodes in Tshwane.
The four overarching goals are of the IRPTN are the following:
The national objectives for public transport initiatives are the following:
To this end, considerable funding from the National Treasury has been made available to municipalities over the last few years.