Gauteng Roads and Transport launches Provincial Transport Month in Centurion
On Monday, 03 October 2016, the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport in partnership with the City of Tshwane launched the provincial October Transport Month (OTM) campaign at the City of Tshwane Municipal Offices, Centurion.
The theme for the year’s campaign was: “Modernisation of Public Transport System in Gauteng.” This is derived from the Gauteng Provincial Government’s (GPG) multi-pillar programme of radical Transformation, Modernisation and Re-Industrialisation (TMR) of Gauteng.
The launch will also showcased the province’s sustainable mobility initiatives through the unveiling of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
The two solar charged EV stations located at the Lyttleton Municipal Offices and the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department’s Logistics Offices in Bosman Street, are part of the legacy project from the Cities Green Transport Programme funded by the Green Fund in 2015. The EV station at the Lyttleton Municipal Offices are available for public use.
The launch was preceded by a site tour of the Gautrain Pretoria Station and surrounding Public Transport areas by MEC Ismail Vadi, Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga as well as other dignitaries. The inter-modal facility demonstrated the benefits of the proximity of transport facilities and services in providing the public with a reliable, accessible, safe and efficient public transport system.