Traffic officials to assist at road works in York Street

From Thursday 26 May, traffic officials will be assisting at the road works in York Street during morning and afternoon peak times to improve flow of GO GEORGE buses passing through the single-lane traffic.

Passengers should take note that these roadworks will have an impact on the bus schedules, but can be assured that GO GEORGE will do everything possible to minimise the effect. George Municipality apologies for any inconvenience caused during this period and kindly requests the public’s co-operation and patience.

The rehabilitation of York Street commenced on 24 May 2016, on the incoming lane between Skatelab/Mountview Resort entrance and the Union/Plattner Street intersection. The intention is to have the rehabilitation of this section of roadway complete by 03 June 2016.  Running concurrently with this action, the rehabilitation of the outgoing lane will commence on Monday 30 May 2016, and should be completed by 10 June 2016.

 

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About GO GEORGE

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 will comply with the Road Traffic Act and the more specific requirements of the operator contract. Operators will be 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 will be expected to drive considerately and within the law. Speed of the vehicles will be limited and buses monitored by tracking devices.