Cabinet approves bill for integrated transport system
Cabinet has approved two bills aimed at creating an integrated passenger transport system that is accessible for all.
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announced on Thursday that Cabinet had approved the Draft Revised White Paper on National Transport Policy to be published for public comment.
“The policy aims to provide a transport system that is integrated with other related sector plans so as to reduce both the cost of commuting and doing business,” the Minister said.
It also aligns the country’s transportation plans to the global transportation trends by improving the safety, security, reliability, quality and speed of transporting goods and people, while also improving South Africa’s competitiveness and that of its transport infrastructure and operations by reducing the cost of doing business.
Green Paper on Roads Policy
Cabinet also approved the Green Paper on Roads Policy for South Africa to be published for public comment soon.
Minister Mokonyane said the policy provides the overarching framework that ensures South Africa’s roads are better managed, safer and include all modes of transport to deliver a sustainable approach to roads management.
“It guides the road regulations, infrastructure, safety, road funding and non- motorised transport.”