Tshwane metro to take over  bus operations in Mamelodi

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The state owned transport entity, Autopax, had withdrawn their bus services from Mamelodi as of Sunday, 1 October, said the Tshwane Metro.

The metro’s A Re Yeng bus services is said to embrace the takeover.

The metro’s MMC for roads and transport, Sheila Lynn Senkubuge will speak to the media on Sunday morning about the metro’s groundbreaking initiative.

Metro spokesperson, Lindela Mashigo said the A Re Yeng bus service would be taking over bus operations from AutoPax in Mamelodi from Monday 2 October.

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Mashigo said the metro agreed to provide efficient and continuous public transport services, as part of its legislative function, particularly in Mamelodi, upon the withdrawal of services by Autopax.

Autopax had been requested by the Gauteng department of roads and transport (GDRT) to step in and provide services to Mamelodi commuters when Putco (Pty) Ltd voluntarily surrendered its contract to the GDRT during 2015.

Mashigo said the takeover is linked to strategic objectives to promote good governance.

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