Busdiens Hervat op 16 Mei

GO GEORGE betreur die vertraging in die hervatting van passasiersdienste vandag.

Formele kennisgewing is ontvang van die vakbond, wat aandui dat alle werknemers môre (Woensdag 16 Mei) sal terugkeer werk toe, met alle dienste wat gereed is om volgens skedule te loop.

Die geldigheid van multiritkaartjies word met 28 dae verleng van vandag, met ander woorde, alle multiritkaartjies wat voor die staking gekoop is, sal geldig wees tot 12 Junie 2018.

Hou asseblief die GO GEORGE Facebook-blad en webblad dop vir die jongste, bygewerkte nuus.

Buses Back on Track from 16 May

GO GEORGE regrets the delay in resuming passenger services today.

A formal notification has been received from the union indicating that all employees will return to work tomorrow morning (Wednesday 16th May) with all services set to run as per schedules.

The validity of multi-journey tickets will be extended with 28 days from today, in other words, all MJTs bought before the strike, will be valid until the 12th June 2018.

Please check the GO GEORGE Facebook page and website for further updates.

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The George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) is a project aimed at launching a new and improved public transport system for George and surrounding areas.

GO GEORGE is operated by the public transport operators with existing services in the George area. The first trial phase launched on 8 December 2014, with routes rolling out in phases over the following months.

The aim is to provide a quality public transport service that is reliable, affordable, safe, convenient and accessible, and contributes to a better quality of life for all.

At the heart of the project is an empowerment model that sees public transport operators who were operating minibus taxi or bus services in George forming a company to deliver the new scheduled bus service in terms of a contract.

The George Municipality, with the support of the Western Cape Government, has negotiated a 12-year contract with this new company, in line with national government policy. Part of the agreement is that other public transport services cease to operate on the GO GEORGE routes.

The Municipality is responsible for the service, ensuring that safety, quality and customer service standards are maintained.

Buses comply with the Road Traffic Act and the more specific requirements of the operator contract. Operators are penalised if buses travel too fast, do not adhere to routes and timetables, are not clean or do not comply with several other contracted obligations. Drivers are expected to drive considerately and within the law. Speed of the vehicles is limited and the buses are being monitored by tracking devices.