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Public Transport Policy



CITY OF BULAWAYO PUBLIC TRANSPORT POLICY

Council on 03 October 2012 resolved that:-

The Bulawayo Public Transport policy be adopted and implemented as per the strategy outlined below.

CITY OF BULAWAYO PUBLIC TRANSPORT POLICY

The Department of Engineering Services embarked on a consultation process in order to come up with a public transport policy.

Item 6 (may be provided on request) above details the consultation process and the following is the proposed policy.

PART I

PREAMBLE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT POLICY

The policy shall be known as the City Of Bulawayo Public Transport Policy. (Drafted by the Bulawayo City Council in consultation with the stakeholders.)

The policy is based on the following which are the foundations of the City of Bulawayo thrust.

THE CITY'S VISION

PART II

ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE POLICY

2.1 Establishment Of Policy

This is the Bulawayo City Council Public Transport system which shall be responsible for all the management, running, monitoring and evaluation of the Bulawayo Public transport System.

2.1.1 Objectives and functions of Policy:

Subject to this Policy the Bulawayo City Council shall have the following Principal objectives-


PART III

3.1.1 LOCAL ROUTES FOR COMMUTER OMNIBUSES.

  • 1. All routes shall emanate from a designated terminus.
  • 2. All routes shall terminate at a designated terminus or point.
  • 3. The picking up and setting down of passengers shall be done off the carriageway and at points designated for this purpose.
  • 4. Along routes vehicles are to move in a forward direction only.
  • 5. No passengers shall be picked up from an undesignated point.
  • 6. All vehicles to carry detailed description of the route.
  • 7. Request for variation of routes shall be made in writing to the Local Authority and shall be only be granted upon giving a satisfactory reason
  • 8. Deviation from designated routes shall not be tolerated and should the company be found deviating from a route it shall in the first instance be warned and on the second instance be fined and on the third instance be deregistered.
  • 9. Routes to be established by Council along major roads guided by Council policy and in consultation with relevant residents associations.

PART IV

4.1 Each route shall start and end at a terminus and such terminus shall be as designated by the local authority

PART V

5.1 PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

PART VI

The existing operators shall be asked to form a single company.

PART VII

7.1 RISK ANALYSIS.

(a) There are a number of risks that will be encountered and these are tabulated below:-

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