17 September 2019 - NW684
De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport
With reference to the National Public Transport Regulator applications for tourism transport operating licenses, (a) why is there incomplete and insufficient information online in this regard, (b) what is being done to improve online information and (c) why are applicants required to provide a route when making such applications?
a) The National Land Transport Act of 2009, which is the blue print for the processing and issuing of operating licences together with supplementary information such application forms and templates, checklists indicating requirements, accreditation guidelines, question and answer booklet are available on the website.
b) The online information is updated as and when there are changes to the requirements and to post notices and announcements.
c) Regulation 36 (5) (b) of the National Land Transport Regulations of 2009 provides that an operating license for tourist services must stipulate the area within which the vehicle may be operated, which may be within a province, across provinces or the Republic as a whole.