Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has launched a mobile app that will provide commuters with real-time public transit information, timetables and fares for Gauteng-based public transport operators.
This App will allow users to plan their journeys with the option to select their desired transport modes, travel times and criteria specific to travel modes such as shortest versus cheapest trip. The app‚ which is available for download on both Android and Apple devices‚ provides commuters with real-time public transit information‚ timetables and fares for public transport operators.
The ‘Gauteng on the Move’ app will be for Gautrain, Metrobus, A re Yeng, Rea Vaya, Metrorail, Gautrain Bus Services, Johannesburg City Sightseeing Bus, Tshwane Bus Services as well as minibus taxi services.
The application will provide commuters with real-time public transit information, timetables and fares for Gauteng-based public transport operators.
“The provincial department recognised the need for smart technology and intelligent transport systems as inherent contributors to the development of the transport system”. Said MEC Vadi
“We are already seeing the power of technology that every day is reshaping public transport services, marketing and consumption. The global technological changes we are currently witnessing are sparking a revolution in the transport sector”. said Vadi.
The application has been described as a ground-breaking innovation, as it guides users from the moment they travel by foot until one mode of transport was used. Users can also switch easily from one mode of transport to another, depending on their daily travel needs.