Rea Vaya’s educational roll-out to start in July

Written by on July 1, 2009 in u

The City of Johannesburg is ready to roll-out an extensive and entertaining campaign in
Soweto to educate and inform the community about Rea Vaya and how to use the system.

Running from July to September, the campaign will focus on 100 primary and secondary
schools, promotions at 12 shopping centres, as well as community outreach initiatives
in different wards in Soweto.

The aim of this community campaign is to ensure that the public knows how to use Rea Vaya
when it comes into operation at the end of this year.

School children in particular are an important target as they are core daily users of
public transport. To engage and excite the school children, industrial theatre will
be used to teach them how to use the maps and where to buy tickets, amongst others.

Promotions in shopping centres will involve trained Rea Vaya ambassadors who will
engage with the public to explain the operation and benefits of the Bus Rapid Transit system.

Furthermore, community outreach programmes will be held in different wards around Soweto,
to educate the community about the system and most importantly, to encourage them to
leave their cars at home and catch the bus.

How to plan your route

In order to have a successful journey with Rea Vaya you need to plan your journey!

Take these 5 easy steps to ensure that you have a successful trip.

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Rea Vaya is friendly to people with disabilities. To read more click here.


Answers to some typical questions about Johannesburg’s new Bus Rapid Transit system

About Rea Vaya Bus transit

In order to deal with the increasing transport problems faced in Jo’burg today, the City is pleased to introduce the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System.

The Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) is designed to provide a high quality and affordable transport system, which is fast and safe.

Rea Vaya BRT comprises a middle lane for large, high tech buses which will transport you comfortably and quickly around Johannesburg using specific designated routes, enclosed bus stations along the routes… (read more)


Short Term Benefits:

* Efficient, reliable and frequent services
* Affordable fares
* A safe and secure public transport system
* Accessible public transport for the disabled, elderly and mothers with children
* A decrease in road congestion, energy consumption and vehicle emissions
* An enhanced urban environment
* Recapitalisation of the public transport fleet.

Medium-Term Benefits:

* Containing urban sprawl (spread of settlements) and promoting densification;
* Promoting social inclusion instead of isolation
* Job creation

Long-Term Benefits:

* Economic development in and around the areas of operation
* Reductions in pollution
* A world class public transport system which South Africans can be proud of

Bus Rapid Transit is a world class transport system being used in developing countries very similar to South Africa, to combat congestion and provide better public transport. By introducing this world class transport system Johannesburg, and all the other cities taking part such as Cape Town, Tshwane and the Nelson Mandela Metro will have many opportunities for development and will help bring in foreign investment to the country.
BRT is a world class system which all South Africans can be proud of!

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