Posts tagged with 'Johannesburg'
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
As 2010 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the public transportation systems across the world that made their debut over the past 12 months. From bike sharing to bus rapid transit (BRT), cities around the ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Efficient Match Day Transport
Spotlight on the World Cup: Efficient Match Day Transport
During a recent trip to South Africa, I found Johannesburg polished and looking its best for the World Cup, and the match day transport services were well-planned and efficient. While this was my first World Cup, I did attend the ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
I’ve been in Johannesburg for the past two and a half weeks for the World Cup, perfecting my vuvuzela skills, watching endless hours of soccer and enjoying the fantastic festival atmosphere here. Living in Cape Town in 2004 when South ...
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Sports fans around the globe are all going a bit insane from listening to the incessant drone of South Africans’ blow horns, the Vuvuzelas. But we think Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, deserves some horn-tootin’.
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is now less than two weeks away. An estimated three million fans will be pouring into stadiums in South Africa’s nine host cities to watch the games, and hundreds of millions more will ...
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
South African transportation officials are taking advantage of social media to build buzz around the new Gautrain Rapid Rail Link being built in the Johannesburg metro region. About 200 Twitter followers and more than 2,700 Facebook fans were invited for ...
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
On Monday, despite a two-week delay, violent opposition, vandalism and a minibus taxi strike, Johannesburg successfully rolled out new Rea Vaya BRT routes in the Soweto township. As we reported previously, South Africa’s first BRT system began a starter service ...
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
Last year, New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award. As reported on EMBARQ.org, the city was recognized for its significant transport reforms, as a continuation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030, a ...
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
The City of Johannesburg launched Rea Vaya, South Africa’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system, on August 30, and by early October the system was reportedly carrying approximately 12,000 daily passengers along the 25 kilometer route between Soweto and downtown ...
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