Transport and Public Works Minister Marius Fransman will launch the new Integrated Fare Management and Intelligent Transport System tomorrow, which aims to make road-use safer and more efficient for public transport commuters.

The system which is also known as the ‘pay as you ride’ system will include commuters using a smart card for their different modes of transport. A bus that has been fitted with the system will for the first time in South Africa be introduced into the public transport system.

MEC Fransman, business people, public transport officials and senior officials will board the bus, launching it officially and travel to the CBD using the new N2 BMT lane.

“Commuters struggle to travel to work and home because they are forced to carry money on them, and this is a problem to them, but that is going to be a thing of the past,” says spokesperson of the Department of Public Works and Transport of Western Cape Eric Ntabazalila.

The MEC and his delegation board’s the bus tomorrow morning at 6am at NY 108 (next to Mzoli’s Place) in Gugulethu.