ITSSA Newsletter 29 April 2020

Webinar on 30 April at 16:00: Safeguarding Public Transport Commuters during Covid-19

With already more than 200 000 deaths and 3 million infections globally, Covid-19 clearly demands extreme measures. “Social Distancing” is the new mantra to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  

How does a Public Transport operator protect staff and commuters alike?

As lockdown restrictions are being eased in accordance with South Africa’s Risk Management Model, more people – other than the current number of health care and essential workers – will require public transport. To facilitate  South Africa’s gradual opening of economic sectors, public transport services are returning to service.

In partnership with the Gautrain Management Agency this webinar will present a case study on Gautrain’s measures to keep its staff and its commuters safe as it returns to service.

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020 at 1`6:00

Presenter: Tshepo Kgobe, Acting COO Gautrain Management Agency

Register: Click here and you’ll receive a link to give you access to the webinar.

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COVID-19 UIF Application Process

Employers who are unable to pay the full salaries of workers during the lockdown period can apply for the Covid19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid19TERS). Employers are advised to send their applications to Covid19ters@labour.gov.za , and enquiries about the scheme can be made at 0800 030 007, which operates from Monday – Friday between 08h00 – 17h00.

Click here for more information

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Results from Member Survey

Covid-19 forces a radical shift in our socio-economic system and it is changing the very nature of work and how we will travel. We need a radical re-calibration of our transport and mobility paradigm. We have develop new solutions, and do so with a much greater sense of urgency that ever before. To harvest input from its members, the Intelligent Transport Society conducted a survey on the “new normal” as we battle to come to grips with the post-Covid environment.

Click here to read more.

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Member News

Aurecon appointed

Aurecon SA (Pty) Ltd (Umhlanga) has been appointed by SANRAL as Independent Engineer on the N3 Toll Road Concession Contract.

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New Members

ITS South Africa welcomes three new members.

Hovis Logistics Consulting

The movement of freight and the imperative towards the greening of transport is part of the focus of Hovis Logistics Consulting applying ITS technologies and solutions. It also focuses on Travel And Traffic Management, Public Transportation Management and Electronic Payment. Contact Tony Huggett at huggetts@iafrica.com.

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TTM Africa

TTM Africa specialises in Travel and Traffic Management and Advanced Vehicle Safety Systems, and has extensive business experience in Africa. Contact Ulrich Rothen at ueli@ttm-africa.co.za.

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LTEK Consulting

LTEK Consulting is a growing and dynamic civil engineering company that specialises in transportation engineering and transport planning with specific focus on Travel And Traffic Management and Public Transportation Management. The company is led by Elias Kabinde (Pr Tech Eng) who has a wealth of experience spanning over 12 years in traffic engineering and transport planning. Contact Elias at info@ltekconsulting.com