Faizel Patel – 16-03-2018
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has launched a mobile app that will provide commuters with real time public transit information, timetables and fares for Gauteng-based public transport operators.
Aptly named “Gauteng on the Move,” the app will also allow users to plan their journeys with the option to select their desired transport modes, travel times and criteria specific to travel modes such as shortest versus cheapest trip.
The “Gauteng on the Move” App will be for Gautrain, Metrobus, A re Yeng, Rea Vaya, Metrorail, Gautrain Bus Services, Johannesburg City Sightseeing Bus, Tshwane Bus Services as well as minibus taxi services.
Speaking on the side lines of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution and Mobility Seminar” in Midrand Vadi says the provincial department recognised the need for smart technology and intelligent transport systems as inherent contributors to the development of the transport system.
“We are already seeing the power of technological innovation that is reshaping public transport services, marketing and consumption.There’s no doubt that global technological changes are sparking a revolution in the transport sector, and we must adopt and adapt to these changes.”
Vadi says the province will use innovation, research and development emanating from the Fourth Industrial Revolution to promote a smart province to improve efficiency and access to transport services.
The app is available for both iOS and Adroid devices.