This morning, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Local Municipality Cllr Mpho Khunou, led a delegation from the Rustenburg Local Municipality on the progress to date and readiness of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) to go live later in the year. Mayor Khunou was accompanied by the Municipal Manager Mr. Victor Makona and MMC for Roads and Transport Cllr Joyce Mashishi-Ntsime during a briefing session with the MEC of Community Safety and Transport Management – Sello Lehari in Rustenburg.
The RRT project, which is the first of its kind in the province intends to make the use of public transport system in the City and surrounding areas, accessible for over 75000 daily commuters through the existing road network as well as constructed bus-ways to ease traffic in and around the City while reducing congestion. In attendance also the Acting Director for Roads and Transport, Mr. Fumani Ntlhamu and Director for Local Economic Development Mr. Edward Komane. The taxi industry representatives who have been working closely with the Municipality ahead of the launch of the project, while addressing the effects of the project on the taxi industry which has been using some of the identified routes for the RRT, were also part of the session.