Plans for Golden Arrow Bus Services
Planned changes within Golden Arrow will include significant advances in the Information Technology (IT) environment where the company will invest heavily in IT systems to produce a higher level of management information. This will assist with identifying opportunities for further operational effciiencies as well as improved asset utilisation. My plans also include building on what is already in place with an enhanced focus on training to further improve driver performance and the prioritisation of road safety and customer care. We will continue to be vigilant in identifying opportunities to diversify our service offering into areas beyond government contracts., says Francois Meyer, CEO of Golden Arrow. Click here to read more.
Transport Budget Vote
The Honourable Mme Dipuo Peters MP, Minister of Transport presented her buget vote in Parliament. To read more, please click here
ITF Award for KPIT
KPIT Technologies has received the 'Promising Transport Innovation Award' at the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. It won the award for its 'Revolo' technology that enables clean urban mobility. The ITF Promising Transport Innovation Award recognises innovations that have the potential to significantly improve the quality, performance, user experience, accessibility, sustainability or inter-modality of the transport. It is instituted by ITF, an inter-governmental organization which acts as a think tank for transport policy with 57 member nations.
Revolo is a versatile system designed to work across different bus formats. The key components of the system are lithium ion batteries, electric motors, a power transmission unit and smart electronic control units. The smart electric buses have multiple features like intelligent transport systems, mobile phone app for journey planning and ticketing and wi-fi Infotainment. KPIT is currently working with multiple bus manufacturers and partners in India, South East Asia, Africa and South America to bring this technology to market.
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Bakwena Leopard Project welcomes three new cubs
As leopards are indigenous to the area along the N1/N4 concession route, and leopards are one of South Africa’s most vulnerable species, due to the high demand for their beautiful skins Bakwena has been working to promote conservation efforts to help ensure the survival of these creatures. Bakwena N1N4 Toll Concessionaire recently celebrated the birth of three leopard cubs to Brandy - one of the leopards under its protection through a leopard conservation project. For more information on this and other Bakwena initiatives, please visit www.bakwena.co.za.