The DA/FNF Transportation & Mobility Summit
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.
"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."
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has urged the government to let DA-led metro governments run passenger rail networks in those cities.
“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,”