The DA/FNF Transportation & Mobility Summit

FNF South Africa's Transport & Mobility Summit Gets Extensive Media Coverage
News29.08.2017
Mobility Sum
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The FNF supported Transport and Mobility Summit on Friday 25-26 August in Port Elizabeth, South Africa received extensive media coverage over the past weekend. The Summit, which was hosted by the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Athol Trollip, was on looking at ways to improve how the public is transported in different municipalities in a bid to improve efficiency. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane gave the keynote address and here are some of the highlights.

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"The DA believes that to grow local economies, Metropolitan municipalities should run their own railway transport systems – a move they hope to pursue should they win the 2019 general elections.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane laid out this vision at the Freidrich Naumann Stiftung Transport and mobility summit at Ibhayi Town Lodge in Walmer last night."

Siyamtanda Capa - HeraldLive

New metro rail plan mooted - HeraldLIVE

The DA believes that to grow local economies, Metropolitan municipalities should run their own railway transport systems - a move they hope to pursue should they win the 2019 general elections. Party leader Mmusi Maimane laid out this vision at the Freidrich Naumann Stiftung Transport and mobility summit at Ibhayi Town Lodge in Walmer last night.

Let the Metros run passenger rail services - Democratic Alliance

The following speech was delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at the Transport and Mobility Summit in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday evening. Ladies and gentlemen, The clock is ticking for our young nation. We have no time to waste. The report on poverty trends released this week by Stats SA paints a bleak picture indeed...

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Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has urged the government to let DA-led metro governments run passenger rail networks in those cities.

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Let the metros run passenger rail services‚ says Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has urged the government to let DA-led metro governments run passenger rail networks in those cities. Speaking at the Transport and Mobility Summit in Nelson Mandela Bay on Friday evening‚ Maimane said it made no sense that such a vital public service was run by people who were totally unaccountable to the public.

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“Economic exclusion and the social ills that go hand-in-hand with this are very much a product of our brutal and unjust past. This is especially true in public transport, because black and coloured South Africans were uprooted and dumped on the distant peripheries of towns and cities,”

Mmusi Maimane

Let the metros run passenger rail services, says Maimane

The Democratic Alliance has called for municipal control over commuter rail networks, saying cities are best placed to build and maintain transport infrastructure. Speaking at a transport and mobility summit in Nelson Mandela Bay on Friday night, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the report on poverty trends released this week by Stats SA painted a bleak picture of the daily lives of South Africans.