NATIONAL TRANSPORT MONTH: Public transport is essential for growing the economy

Worker with toolbox taking Go George bus

October was declared National Transport Month in 2005 during Government’s transport lekgotla, and is celebrated this year under the theme, “Celebrating 20 years of delivering efficient, reliable and safe transport services”. Transport infrastructure projects that promote the use of public transport and advance the country’s road safety initiatives, will be under the spotlight the entire month.

More than 60% of South African households spend an average of 20% of their monthly income on transport. The Government subsidises public transport – GO GEORGE tickets included – so that nobody should have to turn away a job opportunity because they cannot afford to travel to work.

Public transport is essential for growing the economy. A growing economy, in turn, is critical for poverty alleviation and job creation.

GO GEORGE is proud to be part of the Government’s commitment to bring you affordable and environment-friendly public transport. Their investment in the George Integrated Public Transport Network is part of the country’s Nine-Point Plan to stimulate development and create jobs.

By using public transport, environmental issues are addressed too, by reducing both carbon emissions and fuel consumption, largely caused by road transport.

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