|A recent survey conducted on the City’s Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system indicates an overwhelming support for the new system.
“Public transport users have a very positive attitude towards Rea Vaya, with 66% of the respondents indicating that they support the BRT and that they are looking forward to the system,” says Rehana Moosajee, the City’s MMC for Transportation.
Moosajee adds that 77% of the respondents indicated that they will definitely or probably use Rea Vaya. Only 1% indicated that they would not use the system.
The survey was conducted in June and targeted close to 600 current public transport users â€“ from school children to pensioners. The aim of the survey was to assess their knowledge and attitudes towards Rea Vaya.
“The survey also revealed that the majority of commuters understand that Rea Vaya will help with traffic congestion in the City and that it will provide them with an additional public transport option.
“We are very pleased with the results of the survey as we truly believe that Rea Vaya is a world-class system that will ensure the City’s commuters of fast, safe and affordable public transport,” says Moosajee.
Phase 1A of Rea Vaya â€“ running from Regina Muni in Soweto to Ellis Park â€“ will officially start operating at the end of August.