Nastasya Tay 21 Jun
Myciti buses leaving Cape Town depot out of Cape Town. There are also plans to hike fares so that the city can bring in an extra R20m to help make up the shortfall. According to Transport for Cape Town, discussions have already started with members of the taxi industry and MyCiTi vehicle operators to look at a hybrid model where both would operate on MyCiTi routes.
Proposed measures include allowing minibus taxi operators that are financially viable in their own right to operate alongside the MyCiTi service, and not in competition. On routes where the MyCiTi was able to provide a complete service, the city would try to remove all the remaining minibus taxi operators to minimise potential competition.
However, on routes where the MyCiTi was unable to meet on-peak demand, the city would consider allowing a limited number of taxis to operate. These taxis would not be allowed to operate on the routes in off-peak periods. The city would also encourage minibus taxi passengers to move to the MyCiTi service on routes where the municipal bus service was running at capacity.
Currently, the city uses up to 4 percent of its rates income to contribute to the associated recurrent costs of the MyCiTi service.
But with less funding from national government, the city would need to allocate more than 4 percent of its rates income if it did not consider alternative measures to meet the deficit.
Transport for Cape Town has therefore proposed several cost-saving measures to reduce the deficit. The biggest target is to bring in an extra R20m in revenue by pushing up fares. Efforts will also be made to cut costs by reviewing fuel consumption rates and maintenance costs for vehicle operating companies.
Since January, the MyCiTi service has recorded more than Transport for Cape Town said capital and operating costs for the MyCiTi system were higher than initially expected.
The current provisions from the national government would not be enough to keep pace with increasing operational costs. If the MyCiTi system is extended across the city, the existing provisions will not be enough to ensure the sustainability of the service without an unreasonably high contribution from the city.
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