A world-class public transport network Frequently asked questions answered. What is the IRPTN? Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network refers to the integration of the various modes of transport which seeks to provide a safer, reliable, accessible, affordable, transport system that gives priority to public over private transport. The plan is to provide integration of public transport with the emphasis being on the delivery of a Rapid Transit (RT) system. This includes the integration of the system with other services, including local and long-distance bus services, feeder vehicles, taxis, pedestrian passageways, bicycles and private cars.
What is RRT? Rustenburg Rapid Transit is the municipality’s IRPTN project management office responsible for planning, managing and implementing services for a high-quality public transport system that runs on an exclusive dedicated lane with coordinated and prioritised signalling. The people of Rustenburg, the municipality and the RRT department have named the bus service Yarona™ Bus. Why is the Yarona™ Bus being introduced in Rustenburg? To transform existing public transport conditions by providing a high-quality, cost-effective, car-competitive public transport system that will serve the mobility needs of all segments of the municipality’s population, even current
owners of private vehicles and in doing so, ease congestion, reduce the impact on the environment and support the development of a sustainable city; to achieve this objective by placing 85% of the municipality’s population within 500m of an IRPTN road, or feeder corridor; to improve and integrate the municipality’s urban transport system and attract more investment and tourism and ultimately stimulate the economy and job creation. Which areas will be covered? • Phase 1A: North-western areas of the CBD including Tlhabane, Tlhabane West, Rustenburg North and Geelhout Park. • Phase 1B: Meriting, Freedom Park, Sunrise Park, Ramochana and Boitekong Extensions 4 and 7. • Phase 1C: Protea Park, Cashan and part of Rustenburg CBD. • Phase 2: Kanana. This will have six feeder routes.
What kind of jobs will be created? General labourers, drivers and operators, artisans and technical skilled persons, supervisors, managers, cleaners, security, cashiers, retailers, mechanics, etc. Will people living with disabilities be able to commute on the Yarona™ system? The Yarona™ system is designed to accommodate people with special needs. Buses will be designed to ensure easy boarding and descending for people with special needs. ■