13 September 2021 - NW2033
Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport
In view of his replies to question 497 on 2 March 2021 and question 1030 on 14 November 2019, what are the current and/or latest (a) reasons that the City of Ekurhuleni do not have 40 buses operating, (b) actions that his department has taken with the City for missing the various deadlines and (c) amount spent each month for leasing each bus that is in use?
a) The City of Ekurhuleni’s 40 buses for Harambee are currently operational
b) The City has been instructed to speed up the Phase 1 operations rollout, reduce costs, increase passengers to over 10 000 a day and urgently conclude a final compensation agreement. Until all this is achieved, no future phases will be approved.
c) The City of Ekurhuleni does not have a bus lease contract as the 40 buses have been purchased outright by the bus operating company.