Cape Town - The City of Cape Town plans to spend R3 billion to expand MyCiTi routes over the next three years, but it has been unable to resume the existing N2 expressway service after it had been suspended 50 days ago.
An impasse between the city and taxi association Codeta brought bus services to a halt on June 1. About 6000 MyCiTi commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha were left stranded. Codeta has since taken the matter to court.
Brett Herron, former mayco member for transport and now Good Party secretary, has appealed to national Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to intervene.
“It took about two years of engagements with the taxi associations and communities before we reached agreement and support for the planned project. Many people worked day and night on getting this service operational,” Herron said.
“I believe that the city failed to honour its obligations - to negotiate a new operating model that would see the taxi association shareholders assume responsibility for operating the service, or parts of it, as we agreed in May 2018.