Gautrain - The Smart way to travel!
12 October 2020
The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Mr Jacob Mamabolo, has launched the October Transport Month (OTM) 2020 and the theme for the month is Smart Mobility.
Smart Mobility is an innovative way of getting around - it is the use of various transport modes that are smarter, cleaner, safer and integrated, and that moves people, goods and services more efficiently. It promotes sustainable mobility and is coupled with numerous urban, social, economic and environmental benefits. It is about using technology to respond to the modern commuter’s needs such as the demand for convenience, access to information at all times, a high tech-adoption rate, time and cost savings and increasing environmentally consciousness with various benefits.
The Gautrain is a smart mobility mode of transport as it provides a smart, clean, safe and integrated public transport service with social, economic, spatial and environmental benefits.
Gautrain passengers can now use their credit or debit cards to tag in and out of stations, buses and parking facilities. This “tap and go” technology is the first phase of a broader “smart ticketing” plan that will extend to other public transport modes with incentives such as interoperator discounts or rebates.
Since its inception as a smart public transport mode the Gautrain has also maintained high levels of operational efficiency. The train service operations achieved an average availability of 99.66% and punctuality of 98.11% over the last year. This was backed by excellent personal and property safety and security within the System keeping incidents below a 1% level. Safety and security targets for Gautrain passengers are met through the security enhancement plans.
For more information on OTM 2020 campaigns and information on smart mobility:
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