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Tshegofatso Ngobeni
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10 Apr 2017
11:54 am

Gauteng transport dept extends Autopax bus contracts

Tshegofatso Ngobeni

These contracts will ensure that commuters in Mamelodi, Meyerton, Vosloorus and Boksburg areas continue to receive bus services.

Police and metro police stand in front of AutoPax busses on 1 July 2015 in Mamelodi after issues arose from taxi operators who refused to let commuters board the busses and insisted that they take the taxis instead. Picture: Christine Vermooten

The Gauteng department of transport has announced the extension of eight bus contracts with Autopax for a further six months.

In a statement released last Thursday, spokesperson Melitah Madiba said these contracts for Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng municipalities were effective from the 1st of this month until 30 September this year.

“The department currently manages 34 bus subsidy contracts, 26 tendered contracts and eight interim contracts. The contracts entered into will ensure continuity of service to commuters in Mamelodi, Meyerton, Vosloorus and Boksburg areas,” said Madiba.

These contracts will ensure that commuters in Mamelodi, Meyerton, Vosloorus and Boksburg areas continue to receive bus services, Rekord East reported.

Autopax is a subsidiary of Prasa (the Passenger rail Agency of South Africa) and operates two bus services, Translux and City to City.

Madiba said the department was satisfied with the extension, as it would render affordable bus services to commuters.

Caxton News Service

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