MyCiTi Cape Town IRT System

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  • The Government has promised the red, orange, dark and light blue blocks. The City will compensate ALL current operators affected by Phase 1A. There will also be a vehicle scrapping allowance. The operator can chose to take compensation and leave the industry (use the money to start up another business), or use the compensation money to buy shares in the IRT or use some of the compensation to buy some shares and exit the industry. The large operators (probably very entrepreneurial people) will not make us much profit with the IRT and will (hopefully) take the compensation and leave the business. As the profits are 80% less than current profits - The Business model relies on people taking the compensation and leaving the industry. The smaller operators, may make more than they currently are, and not have skills other than in mini-bus taxis, they may use
  • MyCiTi Cape Town IRT System

    1. 1. Cape Town’s MyCiTi (IRT) System Presentation to Cape Town Partnership 24 th August 2010
    2. 2. Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) includes: Network of pedestrian pathways and full-size bicycle lanes Close integration with other forms of public and private transport High quality Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) public transport system
    3. 3. Complementing rail services
    4. 4. Woodstock link with rail
    5. 5. Alternative to increased car use
    6. 6. Cape Town’s MyCiTi <ul><li>Cape Town's MyCiTi will be made up of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trunk services – dedicated routes, stations and buses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feeder services – routes, stops & buses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated pedestrian infrastructure and cycle ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and supported by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A n ew set of organisational arrangements and business model </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. A) Trunk services on dedicated lanes <ul><li>Lane in middle of the roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated lane identified with colour </li></ul><ul><li>Major origin to major destination </li></ul><ul><li>Larger vehicles </li></ul>Trunk station
    8. 8. B) Feeder services mainly in general traffic <ul><li>Standard/smaller buses </li></ul><ul><li>Travel mainly in mixed traffic but dedicated lanes in key segments </li></ul><ul><li>Curbside boarding </li></ul><ul><li>Residential areas and CBD </li></ul><ul><li>Provide connections to trunk services </li></ul>Comparable to existing SA bus services
    9. 9. Level boarding permits universal access <ul><li>prams and pushchairs </li></ul><ul><li>the elderly and children </li></ul>Level boarding allows effortless access for: <ul><li>wheelchairs </li></ul><ul><li>bicycles </li></ul>
    10. 11. Stations give shelter and pre-board ticketing
    11. 12. Safe and secure <ul><li>Trunk stations monitored by: </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer guides </li></ul><ul><li>Ticket sales staff </li></ul><ul><li>Goodwood Traffic Management Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Security cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Security guards </li></ul>
    12. 13. How IRT will work <ul><li>Fares will be similar to those currently charged </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper fares off peak </li></ul><ul><li>From R4 to R16 </li></ul><ul><li>Buses running every few minutes in peak </li></ul><ul><li>Around three times per hour in non-peak </li></ul><ul><li>Services from early morning to late evening </li></ul>
    13. 14. Electronic smart cards <ul><li>Allows transfers between routes on a single fare </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth processing of large numbers of passengers </li></ul><ul><li>Sold at stations and retail outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into new cards issued by South African banks since April </li></ul>
    14. 15. Industry transformation 8 TAXI ASSOCIATIONS Approx 700 taxis + 2 BUS COMPANIES Approx 200 buses TRANSFORM 2 IRT VEHICLE OPERATOR COMPANIES Approx 270 buses BROADER INDUSTRY
    15. 16. A national program <ul><li>I n creasingly popular internationally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South America and China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low cost compared to alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Can be inserted into existing city road system </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated in Johannesburg – Rea Vaya </li></ul><ul><li>Associated with national policy to devolve public transport responsibility to cities (National Land Transport Act) </li></ul>
    16. 17. Cost effective <ul><li>BRT </li></ul><ul><li>Trams R65 – 160 Million/km </li></ul><ul><li>Light rail R100 – 250 Million / km </li></ul><ul><li>Urban rail R150 – 400Million / km </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated rail R325 – 650Million / km </li></ul><ul><li>Metro R325 – 2000 Million / km </li></ul>R3.2 - 100 Mil /km Cape Town IRT trunk infrastructure is costing about R 40 million / km on average
    17. 18. Factors in operational cost viability <ul><li>Average trip distance </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Peak to base ridership ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum frequencies in off-peak </li></ul><ul><li>Two way passenger flow </li></ul><ul><li>Local labour and other cost structures </li></ul><ul><li>User income levels </li></ul>
    18. 19. South Africa’s spread out cities
    19. 20. Cape Town Central City area <ul><li>For Cape Town central area to be one of the great urban spaces it needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significantly increased activity levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustained for 18 hours a day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unless a much greater proportion of mobility and access is provided by public transport, walking and cycling this will not be feasible because of congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Some trunk services through CBD to Waterfront </li></ul><ul><li>Key to movement within area between Salt River and Sea Point is the feeder services </li></ul>
    20. 21. For any further information, feel free to contact: Gershwin Fortune BSc (Civil) Eng, MEng Cum laude. Acting Manager: IRT System Planning & Modelling E-mail: gershwin.fortune@capetown.gov.za Tel: +27214003886
    21. 22. Business structure
    22. 24. Phase 1a Corridor Vehicle Operator Contracts 2 Contracts 2 Companies NORTHERN West Coast SOUTHERN Inner City Cape Town Integrated Rapid Transit System

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